I need help, a few days ago I filled out and submitted online a form of divorce due to inappropriate behaviour my husband, two days later I got by post a notice of proceedings from Family Court that petition of divorce has been present to this Court by My husband. What in this situation I have the options to proceed with this case? I agree with the fact that the marriage is permanently over but it is not true the reason given by my respondent.
Any help will by appreciate
Two petitions can compete but practically speaking one is usually dismissed and the parties agree that one can proceed - usually the one that was issued first.
If such an agreement can be reached the parties can agree to bear their own costs so the petitioner doesn't claim costs from the respondent and vice versa.
You might not agree with the contents of the petition but it really doesn't matter as you can state on the acknowledgement of service that you do not agree with the contents of the petition but that you agree that the marriage has broken down irretrievably therefore the petition should proceed.
The goal is the divorce, not to waste time arguing over what a subjective view which is often exaggerated to ensure that the Court doesn't reject the petition (which is one of the reasons for the upcoming no fault divorce).