My first post on here and I would welcome any advice on the situation below:
My wife and I separated and to speed the divorce process, agreed that I would divorce her for unreasonable behaviour.
I began DIY proceedings and issued a Petition and paid the court fee in July 2010.
My wife then decided that she didn''t accept the reasons stated and we agreed that we would wait for 2 years of separation and use this as the reason for the divorce. She didn''t acknowledge service of petition and I didn''t follow it up.
As this time is now up, we plan to restart the process.
My questions are: (for those still reading!)
Can I amend the previous petition (and just pay an amendment fee) even though
a) the reason has changed
b) the petition was initially issued 2 years ago.
or will I need to start the process all over again and accept I have lost the original court fee?