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petitioner''s solicitor''s questionnaire on finance

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01 Jul 12 #340420 by placid
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if inheritance on one side occurs before Decree Nisi but after petition?

also query on unreasonable behaviour as at the start of the process; 6 reasons have been informally agreed with one recent example (less than 6 mths) of such behaviour or a repeated pattern right up to current. The reasons were taken from a solicitor''s website as a starting point. About to submit to sol. Mr Placid wrote them for Mrs Placid so that he could accept wording and unreasonable headings. Mrs P read and agrees.

Under what circs. would judge not progress it further given the above outline?

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02 Jul 12 #340445 by LittleMrMike
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Sorry, but I don''t understand the question.

Where a Petition is lodged on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour, it is for the judge to decide whether the grounds are sufficient to justify ending the marriage. Experience suggests that rejection is rare, but we have known it happen.

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02 Jul 12 #340660 by placid
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Sorry,
late when my mind started worrying about something Mrs P said about inheritance. Thanks for answer on the grounds for D.-very clear.

Q is:
If respondent happens to inherit from an extended family member e.g. parent passing away, after Petition stage but before consent stage, does that then become part of savings to be divided up in the consent?

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03 Jul 12 #340734 by LittleMrMike
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It could be, but in practice quite a bit can depend on the nature of the inheritance.

If the testator has already died, and the inheritance is a known fact, then it does form part of the '' pot '' available for redistribution.

Every case depends on its own facts. As a rule the Courts are reluctant to touch inheritances but they might do so if the needs of one party cannot be met without recourse to the inheritance.

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