Hi All, first time post for me as I need some advice quickly. I left my STBX after 14 years of domestic violence and abuse. I petitioned for divorce myself as I can''t afford a solicitor and the papers were sent to him 20.03.13. Today I have received a
petition from him completed by his solicitor citing my
. I am in a relationship now but this commenced long after the separation
. He is in fact living with a new partner now. Just don''t understand why his solicitor would advise him to do this and don''t know how to respond. I find that I look all my self believe when he does things like this as it is always about cruelty and control - just like it used to be before I found the courage to leave him>
Thank you for that. His solicitor has used very strong tactics already to try to force me to admit to
adultery and does have a reputation for being antagonistic in family matters. I''m pretty certain that my ex won''t return the
acknowledgement of service for my
petition so I assume I should not return his. I''m just unsure what will happen if he pursues this. Obviously, I will have the papers served on him by the Court butdon''t know if I need to
contact the court or just wait?
Just a thought, why don`t you reply and suggest you will agree the marriage is over and sign the AoS providing the allegations are not raised at any future hearings and that no claim for costs are made.
If you can`t live with adultery
you could ask them to amend to unreasonable behaviour, they wont want to do this as its more costs, worth thinking about though.