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??