I'm new to this website and I need advice on my current situation. Hope someone can help.
Over a year ago my husband out of nowhere sent me a [url=Resources/Library/Cohabitation-and-Separation_s33_m1852.html ]separation[/url] letter which will turn into a divorce after 2 years.
Now with several months to go we still haven't agreed on the terms he stated in the separation letter. My sisters have told me that it appears he's trying to delay the process until the 2 years run out.
I never thought he'd do that but it is getting suspicious and he seems off when I mention about extending the [url=Resources/Library/Cohabitation-and-Separation_s33_m1852.html ]separation[/url].
He is now living in Hong Kong and I believe the law over there for divorce are roughly the same. I have never been in this situation before and I don't want to end up with nothing whilst supporting the kids...
Can I delay or stop the separation? All I have is a letter from his solicitor informing me after 2 years the divorce will inevitably take place without me having to do anything...
Wrong. Separation for two years is a ground for divorce only
if the respondent consents.
However the petitioner can still petition on other grounds, say unreasonable behaviour, without having to wait two years. Or
he could wait another three years.
Although I agree it's a good idea to negotiate financial arrangements in parallel with the divorce, if it can be done, it is not strictly
necessary to have the financial arrangements sorted out before the divorce.
Thanks for taking your time replying to my post Mike.
How can I petition against my husband who now lives in Hong Kong? Can I use the petition form provided by HM Courts & Tribunal Services, or is there a petition form specifically to deal with one's spouse living abroad?
Also, he states I'll get none of his properties he owns in HK in the separation form after 2 years if I don't respond, can he do that? I thought the financial part is dealt with during divorce process not the separation part.