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30 May 12 #334029 by N33DH3LP
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My partner has just received her initial divorce petition from her ex. They are divorcing on 2 years with consent basis.

I will be going through my divorce soon and it will be five years without consent basis.

How much do the forms differ between the 2 year and 5 year divorces?

In particular Question 5 asks "do you give consent to divorce" - will this question be on my ex''s petition when I divorce her after 5 years?

Thank you.

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30 May 12 #334030 by cookie2
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The petitions are pretty similar, in fact it is the same form. The D10 (acknowledgement of service) will be slightly different. For you, it will not matter if your ex does not give permission, but you still need to have proof that he has received the Petition. That means either a returned D10 or a bailiff/process server or deemed service.

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