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

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  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?