I wonder if anybody could help. I sent the divorce papers to court mid July whilst my STBX was over from Spain. He goes back today for a month (he comes back to see the children) and I know the post will not arrive before he leaves. What is the best thing to do as he only has 7 days to reply and it won''t be long enough. Will I have to resubmit and ask the court to hang on for a month or chance posting to Spain?
What a mess! I thought the courts were quicker than this.
Thanks for the reply. The papers arrived this morning - he stays in the family home when here as his name is on the mortgage so obviously won''t pay rent! I can''t imagine he will have replied to the Petition by the time he has flown off. The fact that he does''t respond to it won''t affect things will it? Do I have to swear that he has received the papers? He definitely has!
Sorry Annie court won''t take your word for it, you should really have had him served while he was over here, to save cost you''ll have to wait until he is here again but this time make sure you use a process server to move it all on.
Just to say the post arrived this morning containing the divorce petition so he now has it before flying off to Spain! Phew! He won''t of course do anything about it so I assume I will have to swear an affadavit to say he got it.