This Workflow is for the Respondent – there is also a Workflow for the Petitioner

This workflow is for divorce respondent

Task 1 New File Setup Respondent

Allocate a Custom Questionnaire

Enter details regarding the reason for divorce, whether the party is privately paying or in receipt of Legal Aid and the Petitioner’s name and address. This information is used to pre-populate letters and fields:

Send Standard Letter

The criteria selected in the questionnaire will automatically run the correct letter.

Client Care Letter – Private Paying

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Client Care Letter – Legal Aid

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Add an automatic keydate to matter

2 week reminder to chase client for return of instruction paperwork

Task 2 Acknowledgement of Service

Meet unmet keydates by type

Allocate a Custom Questionnaire

Enter information regarding the Petitioner’s solicitor. The information provided will pre-populate letters and forms. If left blank, criteria is set so that letters which would ordinarily be sent to the Petitioner’s solicitor are sent to the Petitioner direct:

Send Standard Letter

Court – Send Acknowledgement of Service

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Run a Form

Notice of Acting

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Send Standard Letter

There is no need to untick this from the task list before starting.

Solicitor – Send Acknowledgement of S

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Petitioner – Send Acknowledgement of S

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Send Standard Letter

Confirming AofS sent to Court and the next Steps

Client – Send Acknowledgement of S

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Task 3 Certificate of Entitlement

Allocate a Custom Questionnaire

Enter the details such as Date DN to be Pronounced this is used to pre-populate letters and forms:

Send Standard Letter

Client – Send Cert of Entitlement

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Task 4 Decree Nisi Received

Allocate a Custom Questionnaire

Enter the details such as Date DN was Pronounced this is used to pre-populate letters and forms:

Send Standard Letter

Client – Send Decree Nisi

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Add a keydate linked to dossier field

A reminder of when the Respondent can apply for DA if the Petitioner does not

Task 5 Decree Absolute Received

Meet unmet keydates by type

Allocate a Custom Questionnaire

Enter the details such as Date DN was Pronounced this is used to pre-populate letters and forms:

Send Standard Letter

Client – Enc.DA

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Task 6 Client Instructions – Decree Absolute

Allocate a Custom Questionnaire

State of finances. If not concluded or client does not wish to obtain financial order, need to send disclaimer to client for signature and return:

Send Standard Letter

– Explain can apply for DA
– If finances concluded, can apply straight way
– If finances not concluded, can still apply but must sign disclaimer
– If do not want financial order, can still apply but must sign disclaimer

Client – DA Instructions

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Send Standard Letter

– If necessary. If finances not concluded, client must accept disadvantages of not remaining married whilst finances conclude
– If client does not want to deal with finances, client must accept disadvantage of not dealing with finances at all and disadvantage of not remaining married

Disclaimer – Finances

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Add an automatic keydate to matter

2 Week reminder to chase the client for instructions/signed disclaimer

Task 7 Application for Decree Absolute

Meet unmet keydates by type

Run a Form

D36 Application for Decree Absolute

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Send Standard Letter

Court – Enc. App for DA

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Send Standard Letter

Client – Confirm app for DA Lodged

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Add an automatic keydate to matter

2 Weeks reminder to check if the app for DA has been received from the court

Misc. Documents

Documents available in Document Production which do not form part of the Workflow:

  • TKDIVR Client – blank letter
  • TKDIVR Court – blank letter
  • TKDIVR Petitioner – blank letter
  • TKDIVR Solicitor – blank letter

Document pack for this workflow

Client Care Letter – Private Paying

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Client Care Letter – Legal Aid

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Court – Send Acknowledgement of Service

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Notice of Acting

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Solicitor – Send Acknowledgement of S

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Petitioner – Send Acknowledgement of S

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Client – Send Acknowledgement of S

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Client - Send Cert of Entitlement

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Client – Send Decree Nisi

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Client – Enc.DA

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Client – DA Instructions

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Disclaimer – Finances

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D36 Application for Decree Absolute

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Court – Enc. App for DA

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Client – Confirm app for DA Lodged

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Divorce Respondent – Dossier Pages

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