When marriages fail; it can be emotionaly so devastating that some people just can't face the reality of getting a divorce. Even if they instigated the split; or did something to warrant their spouse wanting to be rid of them...
.. when we talk about what the Law can do: Solicitors letters; Forms, Bailiffs etc; there is a tendancy to not factor in the EMOTIONAL impact severing ties has had on one of the parties.
Obviously her ex (your new partner) has moved on; found new happiness and wants rid of his marriage. And obviously his wife is not ready to hear that yet.
It's obviously going to be tough for you. For us lot that have consented; the process to Decree Absolute is around 18 months.
on the other matter (and only going on my case as i'm not a legal expert)my ex refused to respond directly to the petition (although the grounds were UB so different to yours). he then left the country and emailed my solicitor to say that he wasn't going to bother responding to the petition and that i could wait the 5 years to file again. my solicitor took this proof of receipt of the petition to court and it was \"deemed as served\" by a judge and the divorce went through (took 3 years in total though.
didn't get a consent order though...i may well regret that, even if his claims are unlikely to be successful.
Does anybody know then if we sent the bailiff to serve her again whether that would do in terms of proving she has been seved and then continues to ignore? I have read somewhere that the bailiff can be asked to sign an affadavit proving papers were served and that can be enough to proceed to 'directions to trial', or am i talking out me bum?