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Never received a Decree Absolute

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  • Never received a Decree Absolute

    Friend of mine received a letter from her solicitors asking her to come in & see them & to bring along all her paperwork regarding her divorce from 14 years ago, when she got there she was asked if she had ever received the Decree Absolute from them. Going through all the paperwork it appears that it was never issued.

    They say they are now sorting this out but what are the possible repercussions of this error, the ex has now gone through another marriage & has a child by his 2nd wife (if she is his wife)
    Sorry i'm just thinking out loud, it might be irrelevant, I am not employed in anyway in the legal profession, please ensure you research any advice I give before using it I have been known to be wrong on multiple occasions.
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    The Decree Absolut has to be applied for after the Decree Nisi ( 6 weeks I believe). Have a look here https://www.gov.uk/copy-decree-absolute-final-order to get a copy IF it was issued. How much it costs depends on how much is known ( court, date, number (should be on the decree nisi )
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      Sorry, repercusions, well if she never remarried, none for her.... but her ex might be in a bit of bother - though he should have had to produce his decree absolute before marrying. Did her solicitor say WHY this had come up?
      Common Sense .... if in doubt, use it !

      “We may not win by protesting, but if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.” Hetty Bower

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        TBH she was so astounded they may have said but she didn't take it in, she's going back next week I think so maybe in a clearer mind, her only problem is now that her ex is now reluctant to come into the solicitor's office as he thinks the Police will be waiting for him. Trying to explain he's better to come in sooner rather than later is falling on deaf ears currently.
        Sorry i'm just thinking out loud, it might be irrelevant, I am not employed in anyway in the legal profession, please ensure you research any advice I give before using it I have been known to be wrong on multiple occasions.

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