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27 Mar 12 #320219 by peerie1967
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I want a divorce and after further discussions with my wife she has agreed based on 2 years apart, however, I have recently found out that she filed other proceedings against me for divorce some years ago that are still with the courts. What is my next step?

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27 Mar 12 #320233 by TBagpuss
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If she started other proceedings then this does not stop you from issuing your own Petition, provided that you disclose, on the face of your petition, the details of the previous proceedings.

What stage were they at? If she issued a Petition ut it was not ever served on you, then she cn simply apply to withdraw the petition and idsmiss the proceedings

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