My wife and I separated in early 2021. Some time later she took on a solicitor who prepared a 'Sole Divorce Application'. The application has a Case Reference Number. My wife has since stopped using that solicitor. We're currently trying to reach a financial settlement, with that process hopefully making progress. I have never had a solicitor. I never received any correspondence from the court asking me to respond to the 'application'. My question is: 'has the divorce process actually begun'? Given that a case reference number has been allocated one would assume so. But perhaps not??
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If you've been given a case reference number issued by the court, then this indicates that your divorce proceedings have started. The divorce will not progress automatically, therefore you will need to respond to the divorce application and acknowledge receipt of it in the Acknowledgement of Service. To find out the status of your divorce proceedings, you can contact the court directly on via phone or webchat. You will need to provide your case reference number and answer some security questions.
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