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Responding to divorce petition

  • Rob1210
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06 Jun 20 - 06 Jun 20 #512741 by Rob1210
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Hi all,

I would appreciate any advice.

My wife and I have come to a fair spoken agreement about our finances and custody of children. She has petitioned for divorce by stating unreasonable behaviour and using generic terms she found on the net. These reasons are lack of communication, lack of intimacy and lack of socialising. She wants a quick divorce.

I do not agree with these reasons and I am not comfortable lying on the form. I have heard you can respond along the lines of ‘I do not agree with the reasons given but I agree that the marriage has broken down’ if I was to reply this way what implications (if any) will it have on how the divorce is handled? Will it take longer? Will my wife get in trouble for lying? Would it just be a case of two differing views?

I should I just agree with her for a quick and easy divorce? It not like she’s accusing me of violence or anything.

Last edit: 06 Jun 20 by Rob1210.

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07 Jun 20 #512747 by LittleMrMike
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I think that most people on this site would give you advice along the lines you mention.
I think I'd say something like
The Respondent does not accept the truth of the allegations in the petition but accepts that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.
Nevertheless the Respondent reserves the right to contest the truth of these allegations if they are raised in any subsequent
proceedings between the same parties.

You may well, for example, not want the allegations repeated in any
issues relating to children.


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