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17 May 12 #331255 by ANNE1234
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Hi, Starting divorce proceedings on grounds of unreasonable behaviour. Have just read that you have to live separate lives in separate rooms and do your own domestic chores. This is true however, it did state that both should be paying half of the bills. This is not happening due to STBX not working or looking for work or claiming any sort of benefit - not even JSA. I can''t NOT pay bills so will this affect divorce. Hoping somebody can help.

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17 May 12 #331257 by fairylandtime
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Hi annie

When my x left he too was on jsa & due to this not paying the bills, it was decided that he would Petition for divorce & he put the grounds down, I think that living in the same house (although harder than my own situation) just means separate lives (as such), the bills need paying somehow or neither of you will be living in the house. Just fill in the petition as much as possible (are you self-repping?) if not then give to sols to sort out.

JJx

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18 May 12 #331361 by cookie2
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ANNE1234 wrote:

it did state that both should be paying half of the bills.

I''m not sure what or where "it" said this? But it is not true. In many cases the wife will be a child carer and have no income so will not be able to pay half or any other proportion of the bills. Of course it''s not always that way around, as in your case. But if paying half of the bills was a requirement for a divorce then many, many divorces would not be possible.

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