Form D36 "Notice of Application for Decree Nisi to Be Made Absolute or Conditional Order to Be Made Final" - United Kingdom

What Is Form D36?

Form D36, Notice of Application for Decree Nisi to Be Made Absolute or Conditional Order to Be Made Final, is used by a person as the final step to end their marriage. Prior to this, a decree nisi will have been submitted to the court before a decree absolute will be issued. A decree nisi also involves a six-week and one-day processing time before a D36 Form can then be submitted. Should this form be submitted any earlier it will be immediately denied.

Alternate Names:

  • Decree Absolute Form;
  • Divorce Form D36.

This form is issued by United Kingdom HM Courts & Tribunals Service and was last updated on November 1, 2014. A fillable D36 Form is available for download below. Note a court fee of £550 will also need to be included, although an exemption form is available for the fee that can be completed when submitting the divorce documentation.

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How to Fill Out D36 Form?

You will be asked to provide the following details when completing a D36 Form:

  1. The name of the court where the form will be tendered, along with the case number, your name (either as the petitioner or respondent), name of the individual you are presently married to, and name of the person representing the respondent (if it applies to your situation).
  2. You will then signify on the form if you are the petitioner or respondent and the date you are submitting your application to finalize the divorce. During this time the court will also confirm that your cause for divorce meets one of the five approved options (you can check with your solicitor to see which one aligns with your situation).
  3. Signature as the petitioner or respondent (tick the correct check box to signify who represents you in this circumstance), date of signing the document, and your solicitor's fee account number.

The Decree Absolute Form is the final document needed for two people to dissolve their marriage and become legally recognized as single individuals. During this time the court will also review that all conditions of a divorce have been approved by both parties as well as completing all necessary actions prior to finalizing the divorce. Once a decree nisi is approved your next step is to complete the Divorce Form D36 within twelve months of the date the decree nisi is approved, or else risk having the D36 form rejected if you do not provide more explanation for the delay in submission.

If all documentation and actions are finished within the timeframe, a D36 form can be approved in twenty-four if submitted online or three weeks if sent through the post for a divorce to then be approved and finalized. Each partner also receives a physical copy of their decree absolute that should be preserved for personal records. Should you ever marry again, this original decree absolute will be used as proof that you are no longer married to your previous partner.

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Notice of application for
To be completed by the Petitioner or Respondent
decree nisi to be made
Name of court
Case No.
absolute or conditional
order to be made final
Name of Petitioner
Name of Respondent
Name of Co-Respondent (if applicable)
(please tick appropriate boxes)
The
Petitioner
Respondent applies for the decree nisi/conditional order made in their favour
on
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to be made absolute/final.
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M M
Y
Y
Y
Y
Solicitor’s fee account no.
Signed
Petitioner/Solicitors for Petitioner
(delete as appropriate)
Respondent/Solicitors for Respondent
Dated
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M M
Y
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D36 Notice of application for decree nisi to be made absolute or conditional order to be made final (11.14)
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Click here to reset form
Notice of application for
To be completed by the Petitioner or Respondent
decree nisi to be made
Name of court
Case No.
absolute or conditional
order to be made final
Name of Petitioner
Name of Respondent
Name of Co-Respondent (if applicable)
(please tick appropriate boxes)
The
Petitioner
Respondent applies for the decree nisi/conditional order made in their favour
on
/
/
to be made absolute/final.
D D
M M
Y
Y
Y
Y
Solicitor’s fee account no.
Signed
Petitioner/Solicitors for Petitioner
(delete as appropriate)
Respondent/Solicitors for Respondent
Dated
/
/
D
D
M M
Y
Y
Y
Y
D36 Notice of application for decree nisi to be made absolute or conditional order to be made final (11.14)
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