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How to find out if (ex) partner filed for legal separation

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TvB
How to find out if (ex) partner filed for legal separation
October 29, 2020 11:44AM
Hello,

I'm Theo from the Netherlands.

How can I find out if my (ex)partner filed for a legal separation or divorce in the UK?
I find out that I can ask court to search for a decree absolute. Will this procedure also find any legal separation or decree nisi?


I'm looking forward to your reply.

With kind regards,

Theo
Re: How to find out if (ex) partner filed for legal separation
October 29, 2020 02:09PM
The only thing you can search for is decree absolute because only that (or death) dissolves a marriage. You cannot search for decree nisi because decree nisi does not end a marriage. Nor is there really such a thing as 'legal separation'. Separation is a matter of fact. People are either separated or they are not. There is no register recording such things. It is true there is something called a decree of judicial separation but those are extremely rare and tend only to be used in cases where both spouses have some sort of objection to divorce.
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