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Does bankruptcy stop a divorce proceeding?

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08 Sep 12 #354649 by Toffebhoy
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In September 2011 my ex submitted papers to the court for a divorce after 2 years of legal wrangling. I was declared bankrupt in March this year on the basis of marital debt accrued. All debt was in my name with the exception of a shortfall of £10k from a mortgage that was in joint names. Shortly after this I contacted the court and was told they were waiting for my ex''s lawyer to proceed. I then received a letter from the legal aid board informing me my ex was trying to extend the application to include her removal from any marital debts. The legal aid board have refused this 3 times now on the basis that I am bankrupt and my side of the debt is dealt with. I have spoken to my ex recently about where we are with the divorce and she informed me that because of me being bankrupt the divorce cannot legally be complete. Due to me being bankrupt I no longer have legal representation. Could anyone help with me with how to proceed to complete a divorce. Thanks in advance.

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