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Wife opposes ''facts'' but is not defending.

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23 May 12 #332368 by stickman
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Hi all,

I have recently received my ''acknowledgement of service'' form from the courts after submitting the divorce petition against my wife citing unreasonable behaviour. It shows that she is not defending the divorce, but objects to one of the facts I have provided in support of the Petition. It concerns a serious issue where she made false allegations to the police about my conduct.

She has also objected to paying costs saying as she cannot afford it, and because fault for the divorce lays on both sides.

Will the divorce still proceed to Decree Nisi even with the fact being objected to, or am I best removing it? Also will the costs being objected to hold things up or likely stop the process?

Thanks.

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23 May 12 #332373 by cookie2
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Yes it will proceed. She is not defending, that is what counts.

UIt makes sense to come to agreement about costs, if blame lies on both sides then how about splitting 50/50? It''s much better to agree this than fight over it in court.

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24 May 12 #332772 by stickman
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Thanks cookie.

Unfortunatly the blame for divorce is totally on her side (she had an affair, locked me out of matrimonial home, false allegations to police...etc) so I feel unwilling to share costs. I understand it''ll probably help things progress so I need to make that call.

Just want her to take some responsibility for what she has done I guess.

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