we have now completed one year since I first saw a lawyer about a divorse and we have just had our application turned down. After all the mediation and fuffing around and spending money we are still on square one. I applied for a divorse on the five year separation basis and we agreed I do it because I got hold of a lawyer first. Is it supposed to be like that or are we doing something very wrong? Thank you
Thank you for the response. I put a claim on the basis of living together and apart, have all the evidence etc. He was told by his solicitors that the judge argued if he is too poor to afford to move out what practical benefit is there in the divorse. So now I am left to prove what this is. He emphasised his financial difficulty hoping to gain financial advantage I think or at least to not be too seriously disadvantaged by the proceedings. So what next...
yes, we occupy different parts of the house and are absolutely NOT together but I am not kicking him out and until we reach some sort of settlement he is not moving. I have been very reluctant to go on unreasonable behaviour because it is a very sore thing and even a trivial thing trigger something. Hate court agro
The problem is that the aim of divorce is to show that you both should no longer have to live together, given you are still living together after five years it would be hard pushed for any judge to accept the marriage is really over, it''s hard enough based on two years while living together, you will have to think again.