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01 Nov 07 #5697 by gingerfrogs
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My husband and i have decided to do a diy divorce as property, belongings & finance have all been sorted amicably. We have no children.

I am busy filling in the petition now and i am wondering if i put down bad behaviour as a reason do i HAVE to specify the reason or can i leave that page blank? If i do leave it blank will this affect the outcome?
Although we have lived under the same roof since the marriage we have led separate lives for some time now (2yrs +)- ie we have not lived as a married couple. If i put 2 years separation & consent to divorce how to i explain the living together separatley option? (also he works away mon-fri... would that help?)

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01 Nov 07 #5698 by topaz
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in same situation, in same house living seperate lives.Had to give reasons of unreasonable behaviour, i.e he lived his life totally seperately to me and I also had to say we hadn't slept together for over 2 years,we didnt eat meals or prepare them together,or go out together.I had to give about three examples of his unreasonable behaviour but it doesn't follow that they like what they read later as grounds given when they receive a copy. my ex2b agreed to divorce but strongly objected to the unreasonable behaviour listed so be aware of that fact.they take it as a personal affront when they read it, but you want a divorce so it has to be said after all.you cant just say you both agree to it as grounds on the petition and not give reasons and examples. we get our divorce nisi next week.

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