However, at the opening ceremony, he is forced to duel against the person sitting next to him, with the loser being expelled.
It will then allocate a number to the case, open a file and send the papers to your spouse, unless your solicitor asked the court to return the papers to send them to your spouse or their solicitor direct When your spouse receives the divorce papers, they have to fill in a form (the “acknowledgement of service form”) confirming that they have received the papers and whether or not they agree with the divorce and return it to the court.
The court will send a copy to you or your solicitor.
If your spouse does not return the form, it may eventually be necessary to arrange for another set of the documents to be served personally, unless you can prove in some other way that they have received the petition and accompanying documents from the court.
With that statement, you can apply for the conditional divorce order, the decree nisi. The district judge will only then look at your divorce papers and if the judge agrees that you are entitled to a divorce, the court will set a date for the formal pronouncement of the decree nisi, which may be a week to a month or so after the district judge has approved your divorce.
This is only the first divorce order and you remain married until the final order, the decree absolute.For advice on your specific circumstances contact Andrea Woelke at Alternative Family Law: ring us on 020 7407 4007 ( 44 20 7407 4007 from abroad) or us (stating your full name, the full name of the other person in your case and your telephone number on which we can call you).Please note that we do not have a contract to take on cases on legal aid.To check if you may be able to get legal aid please go to this government website and contact a solicitor who has a legal aid contract.