Hi. I am looking for some advice please. My husband and I separated in 2012 and it was a very acrimonious split. I petitioned for divorce on grounds of unreasonable behaviour and he counter petitioned. After much discussion between both parties my solicitor advised that we simply wait and opt for a divorce that would not be contested. The original petition was never withdrawn and 8 years later we need to get it sorted out. The solicitors on both sides have been making a fortune out of both of us and even though my husband and I are in agreement about our proposed settlement solicitors on both sides have been claiming the other side will not agree. We now just want to get it finalised and move on. We just want to get a straightforward divorce with all finances agreed between us with agreed straightforward provisions to protect our children down the line. Can we start a new petition even though the old one wasn't withdrawn? Does anyone know the procedure for this? Thanks for any help and advice you can offer.