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It may sound cliche but "they all say that". In reality it''s all just him trying to maintain control and manipulate/intimidate you. Very few actually go through with it. Defending a divorce is a complete waste of time and money. He will no doubt need to see a solicitor if he wants to have any chance of success whatsoever, and any solicitor will tell him not to bother because it''s a waste of time and money.
he has told me point blank he''ll deny it and counter Petition.
Don''t bother. There''s no need to drag anyone else into this. You want to divorce your husband, that is all that matters. It doesn''t matter what other people think.
I have several friends and family (including my elder children - adult age) that would write statements categorically stating what a dire drink problem he had / has.
You don''t need to get him to see reason. You only need to get a divorce. You can do that without his permission or cooperation. File for unreasonable behaviour and do it sooner rather than later.
Any advice as to how I get him to see reason?