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We're splitting everything 50-50. That includes any costs incurred during the divorce, any financial gains from selling the family house and any future maintenance costs for the children.
I assume she is not claiming costs or if so its 50% each.
That's greatly put my mind at rest. Thank you for spelling it out for me.
No what you do to protect your position is on the Acknowledgement of Service form ..to the Q'n do you accept the marriage has broken down...put
"The Respondent does not accept the entirety of the allegations of unreasonable behaviour made and claims they are exagerated or untrue. In the event it ever becomes relevant to do so the Respondent reserves his position to respond in detail. Additionally he claims in any event he has grounds to himself Petition the Court on the grounds of the Petitioner's unreasonable behaviour. He is though not doing so in the interest of saving costs as he accepts that the marriage has truly broken down."
Though things between us are being dealt with fairly at the moment there's, of course, no guarantee that it will stay the same for ever. So, it's good to hear that any potential future disputes cannot be influenced my non-defence of the divorce petition.
"If I do not defend the petition in order to speed up the divorce, will this be seen as an 'admission' of fault on my behalf and will it give my wife any extra leverage in the future?" [ No ]
No, none of the 'unreasonable behaviour' she listed was criminal in nature.
Dont worry rdm as long as the behaviour is not criminal, the courts will almost accept playing tiddly winks as unreasonable behaviour and do not apportion blame to anyone.
Heh, yeah, I'm quite happy to take anything on the chin right now as long as it speeds up the divorce and reduces any costs. The only caveat being that it doesn't give her any bargaining points in the future that can't be fairly contested.
Take it on the chin and move on. Not worth getting worked up over a few words and as attila says it doesnt have any effect on the financial settlement.
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This legally binding agreement defines how assets (e.g. properties and pensions) are to be divided.