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Does your ex agree?
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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
We need to know just how far the paperwork has reached.
If in fact the Petition has been issued and sent to your ex and it has been acknowledged then all you can do is write to the Court and ask them to list an early date for the "Conditional Order".
There has to be six weeks between the Conditional and the final orders - UNLESS there is an overwhelmingly urgent reason to shorten this - usually involving a terminal diagnosis for either party to a further marriage or their very nearest relatives
If in fact the papers have not yet been submitted then frankly there is little chance of the matter being completed in time
Please ask i you need further details
The issue is not her agreement - the issue is where you are at the moment - has the paperwork actually been issued?
The fact that it is now going before the Judge will speed things up immensely. The judge will usually be able to action matters particularly if there is agreement from the ex.
For clarity - ar you saying that the petition has not yet been issued at all?
Obviously it has been issued for it to be before the judge
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That makes perfect sense. After decree nisi has been pronounced the Petitioner must wait for 6 weeks before applying for the decree nisi to be made absolute. The decree nisi does not end the marriage.
No. Statute dictates the 6 weeks.
You need to chase the court to make sure that the judge does the decree nisi
IF the Court has set a date for the Decree Nisi and it doe snot give you sufficient time for the six weeks that are needed before eh Decree Absolute is granted then you can write to the court and ask for the Decree Nisi date to be brought forward.
It is posisble to apply to abridge the six week wait but that is only granted where there is an overwhelmingly urgent reason to shorten this - usually involving a terminal diagnosis for either party to a further marriage or their very nearest relatives
Sadly no it is unlikely that the court will accept that as a reason - they will simply say you should not have booked your wedding before you had your Decree Absolute.
However they may be willing bring the date of the Decree Nisi forward if you ask them
Has this now been resolved for you with the court?