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Are you asking whether you would have to refile the petition if you changed solicitors?
that is exactly my question. My solicitor has a heavy case load and probably can see more fee opportunities in some of the others.
No there would be no requirement to issue the divorce petition again. That simply stands as is and the divorce and proceed from the precise point at which you are now.
Your current solicitor would require that there fees are paid before releasing your file to your new solicitor though, they have a lien on it until their fees are settled. Of course, you are free to dispute those fees after you have settled their account though.
Your new solicitor would simply send a Notice of Acting to the Court and to your wife's solicitors and then proceed accordingly.
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