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divorce and timings

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probablyparanoid Thu 03-Jan-13 12:00:51

Hi there - could any lawyers out there tell me how long it takes for the courts to issue a divorce petition and for the divorce to get to decree nisi? I also understand that at decree nisi stage we can present a consent order to the court to be ratified by the judge. Is that correct? Many thanks

Collaborate Thu 03-Jan-13 12:39:55

Will be issued in less than a week, unless the petitioner applies for fee exemption in which case such applications are often rejected multiple times before issuing.

3 months to decree nisi unless the respondent is obstructive.

You assume right about the financial order.

probablyparanoid Thu 03-Jan-13 12:48:32

Thanks - that's really helpful. Is the three months a rule - so it cannot go any slower or is it an average estimate ? Ie can it go quicker ?

Collaborate Thu 03-Jan-13 13:14:38

It's an average. It depends on how fast each party is in taking the next step.

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