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If your wife refuses to return the form to court in the end you have no choice but to have the divorce Petition served on her, the best option is to use a process server , it costs around £100.
With a short and childless marriage her claim if any will be very limited.
Could it be the lady simply does not understand the process, why not suggest she uses wiki for some free advice.
Its a bit more complicated than yes or no.
For example if your wife came from another country to marry you she may have a higher claim, the same if say she was disabled and has little chance of working.
Assets remain joint marital until you are divorced and have a consent order, this is why those who do separate with no hope of getting back together are far better off ending the marriage and having a consent order.
The longer you are apart but married the more complicated it tends to get.