A person or business that files a formal complaint with the court.
So far, the police have not drawn any formal complaints.
But in 24 years on the force, he does not remember ever receiving a formal complaint.
You can make a formal complaint by writing to tell us what has gone wrong.
But Assembly officials said they have received only two or three formal complaints a year in the past five years.
I think we should lodge a formal complaint with the police.
"But if you don't make a formal complaint, no one's even going to be looking for him."
"The first priority is to deal with the formal complaints."
However, the police say they have not received any formal complaints.
Then a formal complaint is taken before a judge with the husband present.