My civil partner filed for dissolution (divorce) last summer. I did not contest it and returned all the forms right away. Since November 2011, she has had a form she needs to submit in order to get a court date and apply for the Conditional Order. This form needs her signature certified by a solicitor. We are still on fairly amicable terms, but she has been delaying with excuses after excuses as to why she hasn't gotten around to getting her forms filed yet. I'm getting frustrated, as my new partner and I want to move back to my native Australia next year and we need to apply for her partner visa soon. What can I do to expedite proceedings?
Province/Country relating to question : England
HiYour only option is to threaten to apply to the court to dismiss her application and issue one of your own so that you have control of the time tableClaire
25 years experience of all aspects of family law
Hello, thanks for the advice. Looks like I'll have to do that, as now she's getting really immature about it and saying she'll do it whenever she can be bothered because she has more important things to do now. Grr.
I'd appreciate some advice on how to apply to dismiss her application?
Before you do that the new forms for Decree Nisi only need signing - no solicitor involved.
If all she has to do is sign the form is she likely to do so?
It's not a decree nisi. Haven't you understood my question? I'm not paying for advice if you don't even know the difference between a dissolution and a divorce. It's an application for a conditional order. And it does need to be certified.
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