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What are the disadvantages of not applying for a decree absolute?

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Dizzykizzy Tue 06-Nov-12 09:34:32

I don't feel ready to apply for the decree absolute. The decree nisi was given in July and the ancillary relief sorted in September. But the only reason I started divorce proceedings was because XH would not discuss the practicalities of our separation and we have DCs, a joint mortgage etc that had to get sorted.

I know he can apply after 3 months but I doubt he will.

But what are the issues if neither of us do apply for the decree absolute. Does it mean we are still legally married even though we have the decree nisi and the court order? What effect would this have on the DCs or on anything really if one of us were to die.

Dizzykizzy Tue 06-Nov-12 11:33:29


Collaborate Tue 06-Nov-12 11:40:45

The financial order doesn't take effect until DA.

I'd just get it if I were you.

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