Hoping to sort the divorce myself going direct to the court and was unsure as to how much I would need to go into depth with unreasonable behaviour? I have drafted the statement below for a statement of case. Does this sound okay or will I need to go into more depth? I''d rather keep it brief if I can. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
ON TWO OCCASIONS DURING THE MARRIAGE PHYSICAL VIOLENCE WAS USED BY THE RESPONDENT TOWARDS THE PETITIONER.
THE FIRST OCCASION WAS ON XX/XX/XX AT WHICH TIME, AFTER CONSUMING A FULL BOTTLE OF WHISKY, THE RESPONDENT PINNED THE PETITIONER DOWN BY THROAT FOLLOWING AN ARGUMENT. THE RESPONDENT ASSURED THE PETITIONER THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.
THE SECOND OCCASION WAS ON XX/XX/XX. ON THIS OCCASION THE RESPONDENT USED PHYSICAL FORCE AND VIOLENCE REPEATEDLY FOR A 10 MINUTE PERIOD DESPITE BEING ASKED TO STOP. THIS INCLUDED HITTING, SLAPPING AND PUSHING TO THE FLOOR AND WAS ACCOMPANIED BY VERBAL ABUSE.
FOLLOWING THE SECOND INCIDENT THE PETITIONER FELT SHE COULD NO LONGER LIVE WITH THE RESPONDENT AND BOTH MOVED OUT OF THE MARITAL HOME AND HAVE BEEN SEPARATED SINCE.
No, I didn''t make any reports to police. The violence only happened on those occasions. I had previously been in a very violent relationship and I vowed I wouldn''t stay with anyone who was violent again. I gave him one chance more than I promised myself I would.
My only worry is that everywhere I am looking for guidance, it says you need 6 reasons for unreasonable behaviour. Is that only when they are fairly trivial reasons?