How to get a UK divorce
“If he does not sign the divorce papers, we cannot be divorced. ”
One party refusing to sign the papers does not block the process and the divorce can still happen without the co-operation of that party. The petitioner needs to show that the respondent has received/seen the papers. This means you have to get them personally served with the papers, usually by a court bailiff or process server. Your solicitor can then apply for dispensing with service of the papers, which is basically asking the court for permission to continue with your petition without having the response from your ex partner.
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