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30 Jun 12 #340169 by life100
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Hi All
what does it mean by:
1C. Do you agree with the statement of the Petitioner as to the grounds of jurisdiction set out in the petition? if not please state the grounds on which you disagree with the statementof the Petitioner.


thanks and appreciate your help

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30 Jun 12 #340173 by dukey
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All it means is do you agree the court have the right to grant the divorce, it''s very rare for anyone to disagree unless the person asking for divorce does not live in England or Wales.

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30 Jun 12 #340174 by life100
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thanks i thought is meant do you agree with the statement the Petitioner wrote...

if i do not agree with the statement, but do not want to defend the case what do i do?

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30 Jun 12 #340178 by dukey
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Errrr what form are you looking at D10? Is this the form court have sent with the divorce application.

If it is are you talking about the section six reasons bit?.

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01 Jul 12 #340345 by life100
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its the M6 form iam the respondent. It also says D10(1).

the other half who has moved our has applied for the divorce i got the knowledgment through.

sorry if i was not clear.

so if i do not agree with the statement but do not defend how can i make this clear?

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01 Jul 12 #340413 by Hereshopin
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You can write and say so. Attach a piece of paper saying you don''t agree with x,y and z but you dpn''t want to defend and you agree that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. I''d be a little bit careful though about saying you disagree with everything in the Petition because a judge may feel that they cannot grant the divorce if you make out you are perfect! At the end of the day you are ''accepting'' that the marriage has broken down and you are at fault. Everyone knows though that the petition is just one person''s view and it takes two etc so don''t take it to heart. When I responded to mine I picked out one or two of the major lies and wrote, "I reserve the right to refute the allegations made in paragraphs 1,3,6 etc in any future proceedings". Then if you end up in court over finances or children you can say you never accepted the truth of these allegations. Hope this helps.

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