decree nisi


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decree nisi

Law a provisional decree, esp in divorce proceedings, which will later be made absolute unless cause is shown why it should not
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A wife or husband can apply for a decree absolute six weeks after a decree nisi is granted.
Louise and Jamie Redknapp were granted a decree nisi at the Central Family Court in London yesterday
Once a decree nisi has been granted, a divorce petitioner has to wait six weeks and a day to apply for a decree "absolute".
A spokesman for the singer said: "Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have today obtained a decree nisi in their divorce proceedings.
IN THE Divorce Division today, Thomas Frederick Knight, a St Helens labourer, was granted a Decree Nisi on the ground of his wife's misconduct with Samuel Long, a baker, of Liverpool.
The indictment states that since separating from his wife, the accused, Ecclestone, has received payments on the basis of the British decree nisi, amounting to around 100 million-dollars a year, but the duration of the payments from the divorce decree is not known.
The 68-year-old singer and former PR woman Amanda Sheppard, 31, who married in a private ceremony on the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2011, were granted a decree nisi at London's High Court.
It is now up to Reid to respond, then a judge will take up the matter, eventually leading to a decree nisi.
These include a copy of the marriage certificate, answers to set questions by the court about their petitions for divorce by the former couple, and the judge's certificate granting a decree nisi.
The pair - who were granted a decree nisi, the first stage of their divorce, in November - have been arguing over where the three children they raise will spend the festive period for weeks.
1996 A decree nisi was issued for the divorce of the Prince and Princess of Wales