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Ancilary relief

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13 Feb 08 #13778 by ipkiss
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Hi,

I am the respondent in my divorce and I am doing it without a lawyer after some really good advice on this site.

One thing I am worried about is on the Divorce prayer the point 3 (Anciliary relief) is not crossed out. The costs are because I presume that she is paying. and also the parts on children and adultery as there are none and its not about adultery.

What should I do with Acknowledgement of service that has this point left in? does it mean that she has right to claim anything? you hear of situations where in the distant future she can claim money or half of a winning or something along those lines.

The other reason why I am asking and worried is because she has cited Financial mismanagement as the reasons why in the petition.. even though thats not true! I am not after a slinging match and wont argue unless it will harm me later that I dont.

Basically, if I need to include something in what I am doing to close that down, what and when do I need to do it?

Many thanks

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13 Feb 08 #13782 by dukey
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Hello ipkiss it unusual for piont 3 to be crossed out as it removes the court help or enforcement of AR.
Self representaion is better suited for those with a good knowledge of the divorce procces and the way the court works, there are some usefull pionts in the wiki guide.
Can i assume the petition is on the grouds of UB if so dont worry to much about the reasons offered only H W and the court will see them and the petitioner often tells porkys to get the divore accepted.
Think carefully about defending the petition on the basis the reasons are offensive or untrue,defending adds time and cost and is futile 99% of the time,if you can accept them fill in the petition and send it back you have two weeks from reciveing it and sending it back this getts the ball rolling moveing on to the nisi keep posting you will get lots of help

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