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21 Jul 12 #344472 by youngun
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Hi, I petitioned for divorce in Feb last year and got the Absolute through by November. The ex-wife was not exactly co-operative but she eventually agreed on unreasonable behaviour (after she actually committed adultery, not that it matters much).

So roll into 2012 and the finances are still not sorted. I tried all the usual ways to get her to sit round the table, mediate etc. but never did get anywhere, nothing like a financial disclosure, so in the end my sol said that I may as well file it at court.

Knowing her (she''s a bury the head in sand type of person when under pressure) she won''t bother to furnish her sol with financial details, or at best leave essential accounts out, to try and benefit her I assume. I doubt even that she will turn up at court. What would happen if she didn''t show? Could this go on for years?

I just want out of this whole sorry mess so I can get my finances back in order after she pretty much single handedly destroyed them with a gambling habit.

This is starting to keep me awake at night.....:S

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22 Jul 12 #344614 by dukey
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It does tend to take around a year if it goes all the way though for most this does not happen, some can go on for years though they are rare.

If she does not attend the FDA it will be adjourned and your solicitor will ask a penal notice be served to make her attend/provide disclosure.

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