I am the respondent in a divorce, and I have just received the Acknowledgement of Service. I am concerned about the boxes that are ticked in section 10 – all are ticked, and I have been advised that the first box should not be “an order for maintenance pending suit/outcome”. I talked to someone at Wiki and they said this must be a mistake and should be taken off, so I rang my wifes solicitor and they said this is standard practice to leave this box ticked even if they are not making the order – is this correct? And should I still send the form in?
Apart from that everything seems straight forward as she is divorcing me on grounds of breakdown and we have not lived together for 3 years, we are not disputing anything, and we just want to get the divorce over and done with. We have 2 kids who will reside with her and she is getting Legal Aid.
Can someone please advise if I should still send in the form? Or if I need to write to her solicitor to ask them to confirm the provisions in section 10 will be removed upon granting of Decree Nisi? And also write to court to say I am waiting for a reply? – Bearing in mind I only have 6 more days to hand in the form.
Sorry, can''t answer, except your own solicitor may be worth £60 on a specific.
Your post caught my attention, as I''m just at the start of the "I want a divorce" process. So far it sounds like breadwinners end up paying for the joy of being told "I want a divorce" even if they haven''t done anything except trying save money by asking that cash withdrawals are made from non service charge machines and heating is not put on at will etc.
What sort of needs can a chap quote to redress the female propensity for saying I need more because it has to be a property I want.