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The decree nisi stage is where your divorce is nearly finalised. This means that the court will allow 6 weeks and 1 day for the divorce to finalise, after which a decree absolute (final stage) can be filed with the court. The time period allows for anybody who objects to the divorce to tell the court why they object.
This means that the answer to your question is definitely yes and the divorce can be stopped provided that both parties agree.
If so, you may simply put this in writing to the court and it will have the effect of cancelling the divorce. You do not need to attend court to do so and you do not need a lawyer.
I am sorry but this was not my question. What exactly do we have to do to reverse it? Do we need to involve a solicitor?
You can ask the court to cancel the decision and dismiss the petition - which has the effect of reversing it, i.e. as if it was never made.
You can put the request in writing and do not need a solicitor.
What are the reasons for reversing/cancelling the decree nisi? It will have the effect as if the divorce was never issued.
Thank you for your reply. I imagine that the Court needs some proof of identity and does not just reverse the decree nisi on the basis of a letter?
Yes that is correct
Both parties would have to be in agreement though.
Thank you. How does it work then? Do we send a letter and the Court then asks us for proof of identity?
You should include a copy of your IDs with the letter. The signatures will be the same as the ones in the divorce papers so you do not need to worry about ID for the signatures. I hope that answers your question. Kindly click accept on my answer and good luck with the future.
When you say copy of IDs, do you mean identity cards/passports?
Yes either of these or even a driving licence will do
Please let me know if there is anything else and if not, kindly click accept on my answer.
Thank you so much for giving me what seems a much more correct answer. The previous answer from Awan-Legal did not sound very plausible to me and was obviously just wrong. How can I complain about this?
If there was a solicitor involved, is there no way at all of reversing the decree nisi without a solicitor? I assume if solicitors are involved they would have a form D11?
Thank you very much!
Could both solicitors involved do an application or does it have to be the solicitor of the spouse who filed for the divorce initially?
May I ask what the reason is that we cannot simply do this ourselves?
Just to understand what this means from a practical point of view -
Could we both write to our solicitors to say that we would both like to act on our own behalf?
How do we then proceed? Where would we get a D11 form from or how would we do an application for a reversal of the Decree Nisi?
Sorry, but how can you assume it will be cheap? My solicitor charges 450 pounds per hour and my husband's certainly in this region as well.
Could you please answer my previous question?
May I say this is the answer I was looking for from the beginning.
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