decree nisi


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decree nisi

(ˈnaɪsaɪ)
n
(Law) a provisional decree, esp in divorce proceedings, which will later be made absolute unless cause is shown why it should not. Compare decree absolute
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Noun1.decree nisi - a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date
decree, fiat, edict, rescript, order - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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decree nisi

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"I've got the decree nisi. It'll be made absolute in July, and then we are going to be married at once."
District Judge Robert Duddridge granted a decree nisi in a hearing at the Central Family Court in London that lasted less than a minute.
'I hereby pronounce a decree Nisi, dissolving the marriage between the parties, the union between Michael and Jackline is hereby dissolved', the judge said.
The current two-stage legal process, known as decree nisi and decree absolute, will stay in place.
A decree nisi is a provisional decree of divorce granted by the court if it is satisfied that you have met the requirements to obtain a divorce.
Judge Alun Jenkins granted a decree nisi at a hearing in the Central Family Court in London in October.
The reasons for the marriage ending have to be set out and agreed, as well as terms, before a decree nisi is granted.
Bryan Scant, a solicitor in the family team at firm Coffin Mew, told the Mirror: "The decree nisi pronouncement is a formality - every divorcing couple have their names read out in open court to confirm that the judge has considered their petition and approved it."
The judge concluded the marriage had "broken down irretrievably" and granted a decree nisi.
The ex-Liverpool player, 44, and the Strictly Come Dancing star, 43, will be granted a decree nisi, it was reported last night.
Judge Yvonne Gibson had granted a decree nisi at a family court hearing in London.
Mrs Giggs, 39, was granted a decree nisi during brief proceedings in central London on Friday.