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05 Jun 12 #335107 by Chazham81
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Here goes!

My husband and I got married in 2004. We separated in 2008. I left him. Things got too much for me. He had 4 children and I had fertility problems so things were hard.

I have no contact with him or the children. They are biologically not my children.

I am working full-time and don''t earn much after paying for my bills and food. Last I knew, 3 years ago, he wasn''t working. So he filed for divorce on grounds of unreasonable behaviour which I accepted because I wanted to divorce him and there was no adultery committed on either side.

Anyway, he filed for divorce, the court lost the papers, I eventually got a copy to sign (1.5 years later!!) I signed and sent back to the court. They then sent the papers to my husband to sign and he refused. I''m not sure why he refused but he did. We haven''t spoken since I walked out apart from to discuss the divorce which we both agreed needed to happen.

I cannot afford to pay for a lengthy divorce but I''m unsure he will agree to sign the papers and I don''t want to waste what little money I have!

Can someone please give me some advice on what I can do? I''m in no rush to get married again or anyhting but I do want to divorce.

Thank you!!

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05 Jun 12 #335109 by dukey
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So he started proceedings then stopped, how far did it get, do you have the Decree Nisi?.

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05 Jun 12 #335131 by Chazham81
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Thanks for replying. No Decree Nisi. He started proceedings then refused to sign the last papers.

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05 Jun 12 #335133 by dukey
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You apply to court and ask the Petition as it was then is "dismissed for want of prosecution" then you can make your own application for divorce.

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05 Jun 12 #335151 by Chazham81
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But I''m still wasting my money for re-applying if he doesn''t sign the papers. Right?

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05 Jun 12 #335156 by dukey
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No even if he refuses you have him served and then the divorce goes ahead regardless yes it''s more complictated and it takes longer but it can be done, this site offers the full service for those who won''t play ball for £480.

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