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Questions to be Answered by Parties who Submit Foreign Dissolution/Annulment Documents

1.  When were the dissolution/annulment proceedings started?

2.  Where did each of the parties to the dissolution/annulment live when:

  • the proceedings commenced; and
  • the dissolution/annulment was obtained

3.  If any of the parties lived in the UK what was the period of residence prior to the:

  • commencement of dissolution/annulment; and
  • completion of dissolution/annulment

4.  What was the nationality of the parties to the dissolution/annulment on the date shown in (2) above?

5.  Was the dissolution/annulment a Court dissolution/annulment or Otherwise for example obtained from a Notary Public Office/Registrar's Office?

6.  If the dissolution/annulment was granted by a court:

  • Did the pursuer appear personally in Court? If not. Was he/she represented?
  • Were reasonable steps taken to notify the defender that proceedings were being taken against him/her?
  • Did the defender appear in court? If not, was he/she represented?

7.  If the dissolution/annulment was not granted by a court:

  • Where was the dissolution/annulment granted, for example in a Notary Public/Registrars Office?
  • Did the pursuer appear personally in Court? If not how was he/she represented?
  • Were reasonable steps taken to notify the other party that proceedings were being taken against him/her?
  • Did the other party appear in person? If not, how was he/she represented?

8.  Where and when were the parties to the dissolution/annulment registered as civil partners?

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