I have waited and waited and never get a reply from my wife’s solicitor. The divorce process in England is conducted in three stages: 1. When a divorced person wishes to remarry, a sealed copy of the decree absolute must be produced as evidence the party is legally free to do so.
Sometimes, however, the Petitioner refuses to apply.
So for most of my correspondents there is no reason at all to wait for financial proceedings to conclude before applying for decree absolute.
However, I would suggest it is always wise to check first with a lawyer before taking that final step.
Sometimes more than a year has passed since the decree nisi.
In that case, the process is slightly different and it is necessary to explain to the court why such a length of time has elapsed and in particular whether the parties have resumed cohabitation or there has been a child born.