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A Decree Absolute is the document that legally ends your marriage.
When can I apply for a Decree Absolute?
A Decree Absolute can be applied for 6 weeks after the date of the Decree Nisi. During this time, we will endeavour to resolve any financial issues associated with the end of your marriage.
What happens if my ex spouse fails to apply for a Decree Absolute?
If your spouse began the divorce, as the Petitioner, and then fails to apply for Decree Absolute, you as the Respondent may apply 3 months after the 6 week period referred to above has expired.
Granting a Decree Absolute
Upon receiving the application, providing the Court is satisfied that the divorce should not be delayed due to arrangements for children, that time limits have been adhered to and that there are no other reasons that should prevent the grant of a divorce, the Court will grant the Decree Absolute. You should keep this document safe for future reference.
Effect of a Decree Absolute
Once the Decree Absolute is granted, you are legally divorced. You will be free to remarry if you wish.
There are a number of implications, including:
For these reasons, it is often very important to resolve financial disputes prior to making an application for Decree Absolute.
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