I’m still waiting for the confirmation that my STBXH has received my petition. He was still living with me at the time and I posted the confirmation form....3 weeks ago. I’m interested to know how long the wait is too
If you ring the helpline number for the court they will tell you the waiting time, the time it actually takes to be considered and then how long it takes to be typed up. They are very helpful and will often tell you the decision over the phone before you receive it in the post.
The original one failed because there was a deputy judge who was sending a lot back and actually wasn't totally up to date. We wanted to sell the house(no mortgage)50:50,the judge wanted one to buy the other out soy solicitor sent some uptown date ruling saying that we could sell and split . Then I have an NHS pension which looks good on paper but the cost of splitting it and an actuary would make it not too good for either of us and we wanted to offset that against my ex's savings ,his pension and an inheritance.The papers were slightly adjusted to help the judge do the sums! This has cost us more and we still have to sell the house. Ex comes off better as he has bought a house outright and I have a loan and hefty mortgage but my pension is more important as my health means I may have to retire early or at least draw it down and work part time but with this and the house sale I will be OK and can still help DD through uni when the time comes. Good luck with your consent order,I thing we just were unlucky as neither of out solicitors saw a refusal coming.
If there is more than a year between getting your Nisi and applying for the Absolute you have to explain the delay or else it will def he refused.
I wrote a letter as described by my solicitor but it was still refused. We now have to get a witness statement backing up my reasons and to say we haven’t resumed living together! This was Southampton.