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I obtained my decree absolute from Family Court South West

If you obtained your decree absolute from the Family Court South West in 2017 and cannot find details for that court on the court website, you should contact the Central Family Court to request a search for your decree absolute. Here's how you can proceed:

  1. Complete Form D440: Fill in form D440, which is designed for requesting a search for a divorce decree absolute or final order. This form requires detailed information about the case, including the full names of the applicant and respondent, dates of marriage and separation, the date the petition was filed, and any known case numbers. Ensure that all names are spelled correctly to avoid an unsuccessful search 5.

  2. Submit the Form: Along with the completed form, you'll need to submit a fee. The cost is £65 for each 10-year period that’s searched. If you're searching for a decree absolute issued within the last 10 years, this fee applies. Payment can be made by credit/debit card by calling the provided phone number or by sending a cheque/postal order made payable to ‘HM Courts & Tribunals Service’ along with the form 5.

  3. Send Your Request: Return the completed form with your payment to the following address:

    • Central Family Court, Decree Absolute Search Section, First Avenue House, 42–49 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NP Alternatively, you can email your request to 5.

By following these steps, you should be able to obtain a copy of your decree absolute even if you've lost it or cannot locate the original issuing court's website.

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