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10 Feb 08 #13448 by ipkiss
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Im sure this may have been asked alot before...

But, I've had the petition through from my wife who is applying for a divorce. There is a lot of debt between us but she does not want to continue paying towards it.

At what point to I bring this into the proceedings?


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11 Feb 08 #13459 by Josh2008
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As soon as possible.....

You can start the process immediately, but if going through court, it will have to wait until after the nisi

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11 Feb 08 #13472 by ipkiss
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How do I start the process? what do I need to do? Do I include it on the defense document (defending the petition?)

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11 Feb 08 #13497 by dukey
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Hello read the wikivorce step by step guide it will help.
Chooseing to defend the petition is a bit like backing a horse with three legs and bad eyesight it will be slow and you loose all your money, if you accept it (i hope you do) the nisi could be as quick as six weeks then you can begin to sort money out (form E) you both fill in detailed forms (disclosure) that gives the court a full over view of assets and money owed, if you cannot agrea who gets what and pays what the court will at a hearing (fdr) they will consider all factors (who got the loans and for what).
I would also contact the lenders and explain the situation.
So defend and waste time and money or accept and get the ball rolling, dukey

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