Letter to client (petitioner) seeking information about unrepresented respondent’s address for service of divorce petition
Letter to client (petitioner) seeking information about unrepresented respondent’s address for service of divorce petition

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  • Letter to client (petitioner) seeking information about unrepresented respondent’s address for service of divorce petition

Dear [insert client’s name]

Divorce

The court have issued your divorce petition and returned the documents to me for service on your [husband OR wife]. There is no time limit in which to serve a petition once issued, but we need to serve the divorce petition so that the divorce can proceed.

[insert respondent’s name] is not currently represented by a solicitor. This means I have to serve the issued divorce petition and accompanying documents on them which will generally be by post in the first instance. In order to obtain a divorce, it is necessary to prove that your [husband OR wife] has been served with a copy of the divorce papers, unless you can show that you have ta