I have received some correspondence from my solicitor regarding my divorce - I petitioned on the grounds of Unreasonable Behaviour...
It includes a copy of a letter received from my x2b's solicitor....
The UB quoted on my petition were that
a) x2b disappeared from our home approx 2.5 months ago...
b) no contact from x2b for several weeks
c) x2b more or less wiped out our joint account
d) x2b witheld his whereabouts/contact details
Now.... x2b's sol's letter says that 'he doesn't accept all the allegations... however, he does believe the marriage has irretreviably broken down, therefore won't defend it'
At the bottom of the letter it says that 'x2b reserves the right to deny any of the allegations should they be brought up in any future proceedings' - this is the part I don't understand.... the reasons quoted are what has happened - how/why would he deny any of them?
Am I missing something here?
I have to say this sounds pretty harmless to me, it's just legal newspeak. What it means , I think, is that he is letting the divorce go through but is denying the truth of the allegations you make in your petititon. But if you try to use those allegations for other purposes - for example in the course of ancillary relief proceedsings - he is making it clear that he is not admitting that what you say is true.
Hey, Petal, that's a bit strong isn't it? Not all the male species lie or are skinflints and many men on this site are struggling with divorce just as much as the women are.
I agree with Mike. The reason the right to deny any of the allegations is reserved is so that he can defend himself should conduct become an issue at a later stage. Divorce procedure is entirely separate from ancillary relief and conduct rarely affects the financial outcome, but it may when the conduct has direct and significant consequences on the finances.
Karen. Dont sweat it. My ex's UB reasons are total bulsh1t. I know becuase I made them up. UB is usualy rubber stamped by the court provided the respondant doesent contest. Now thats the hard part. Getting the respondant to agree, sign and return the pettion. Your over the hard bit. Its a absail direct to the exit for your marriage now. Well done K. Chris.