A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Mon/Fri 9am-6pm       Sat/Sun 2pm-6pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info


What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

What steps can we take to reach a fair agreement?

The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

What is a Consent Order and why do we need one?

A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.


Unreasonable Behaviour

  • MikeNC
  • MikeNC's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
More
27 Aug 20 #513865 by MikeNC
Topic started by MikeNC
Sadly a new poster here :(

My wife and I have ben separated since Jan of this year (Her decision not mine). I moved out of the family home in Feb.

It is all as amicable as it can be but she wants to rush the divorce through so has instructed a solicitor and I have been sent a draft petition through and she is using the unreasonable behaviour. The 5 points she has raised not particularly bad but are pointing the finger at me. and I could argue each point but it will then become tit for tat and the person doing the 'tatting' always comes off worse. The reasons are just things that I would think I normal things married couples would disagree / argue about.

I am still very much in love with my wife but I have got to point now where I need to try and get on with my life. I am going to agree to the points she raised but I don't want to admit to them. Has anyone got any experience with some wording that I could use? I was thinking of something like, 'I the interest of progressing the divorce I will agree to the points raised but do not admit to any allegations'

Any advice will be much appreciated.

Thanks In Advance.

  • rubytuesday
  • rubytuesday's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
27 Aug 20 #513868 by rubytuesday
Reply from rubytuesday
IN the section that asks if you intend to defend the divorce write "No, but I refute the allegations made against me".

That way, you aren't admitting to the alleged behaviour.

  • MikeNC
  • MikeNC's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
More
27 Aug 20 #513870 by MikeNC
Reply from MikeNC
Thanks for your reply.

In your experience will the court just accept that? or will they go on a fact-finding mission? I have nothing to hide I just don't want this to drag out unnecessarily

  • rubytuesday
  • rubytuesday's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
27 Aug 20 #513871 by rubytuesday
Reply from rubytuesday
There shouldn't be any issue - behaviour doesn't need to be proved. The main thing is that you are not defending the divorce.

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11