Having received advice on the wording of the grounds for divorce on this generous site, I am filling out the forms to Petition for divorce. I have a few questions I hope someone will have answers to.
1. I have ticked the box ''I am not represented by a solicitor in these proceedings''.
I might see a solicitor later on though. Would this be ok? Will I have to inform the court if I seek advice from a solicitor later on in the proceedings?
2.I have ticked all the boxes in the prayer for the financial orders as I read this is the usual practice. Do I have to include Form A in my petition?
3. Both the Petitioner and the Respondent still live at the same address. Can this be a problem? (I have read of the case where the Petition was returned to the Petitioner for an amendment).
4.On the D8A, what is the usual wording for the contact arrangements between the child and the non-resident parent?
I mean the situation where the non-resident parent does not take much interest in his child and is lot likely to have much, if any, contact with her. Can I just write: ''The Petitioner has no objection to any type of contact between the non-resident parent and the child'' or ''The non-resident parent can have unrestricted contact with the child''.
I have taken them both (Form A and D11) together with D8 and D8A to the court today.
But I was told there I can not submit financial forms at the same time as D8! (as, according to the court lady, I can not submit financial forms without a case number, which, as far as I know, is not true.).
Anyway, she was so difficult to talk to, that I have just left the copies of D8 and D8A and paid £340.