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Divorce papers came through - how long do i have to respond?

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Estimated201 Mon 16-May-16 11:36:20

The papers came through to my parents house where I dont live and wont be going back there for a week or two and am wondering if I need to make a special journey one evening.

shoeaddict83 Mon 16-May-16 15:40:36

Im pretty sure you have about 8days to send back the acknowledgement of service before the petitioner can request a baliff serve the papers. After 21 days they can proceed without your consent. It does say the time frame on the letter you get sent with the petition.

see link here:
www.gov.uk/divorce/respond-to-a-divorce-petition

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