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03 Oct 12 #359089 by tiredandirritated
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Hi all,
I have just received a copy of form D8from my stbx solicitor and she is divorcing me on grounds of unreasonable behaviour,her list of reasons are all made up lies and very hurtful.

My questions are:

Do I need to agree to her allegations or can I protest they be changed before this can proceed?

Does she need to substantiate her allegations?

Do these allegations have any bearing upon the divorce case as a whole?

Im so confused as to why she has made up these lies but any help with the above would be very much appreciated.

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03 Oct 12 #359093 by missguided
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Hi

When i petitioned my stbx he at first agreed with all my reasons when he received this form, however after going to solicitor then decided that he didnt! She had advised him not to?
Anyway, he has accepted the divorce (that our marriage has broken down) but not accepted the grounds. I think this happens quite a lot.

The courts dont normally take anything into account with the rest of the divorce unless it is very extreme.
She wont have to prove anything, it is just what she deems to be unreasonable and for everyone this is different.

It doesnt matter how well you thought you knew someone, you wont believe the lies etc that come into play into this situation. Sorry, not trying to depress you, just warn you!

Hope that helps?
Miss x

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03 Oct 12 #359094 by Action
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I can understand that it must be very painful but you risk spending a lot of money if you start going to and fro with solcitors with this. It makes no difference to any financial settlement why the marriage has broken down (there may be extreme cases for violence or criminal activity).

I know it must be difficult but try to remember that the list of reasons will not go on public display, only you, your legal representatives and the court will see the list. I believe that you are entitled to merely state that you agree that the marriage has broken down and you agree to a divorce but that you do not agree with the UB reasons given - that way you are saying that they''re a load of rubbish but still get your divorce. This should avoid escalating the tension between you and your STBX at a very difficult time. She may have written the allegations in anger so if you can find it in you to make a calm and sensible response then you have not risen to the bait. Just be the better person and rise above it.

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