I wonder if someone has the right answer as solicitors have conflicting advice:
My solicitor commenced divorce proceedings in 2007 for unreasonable behavior. My EX through his solicitors agreed to accept the petition if I paid half my own fees. My solicitors said it would be much quicker to accept the offer.
Subsequently, in July 2007, his solicitors acknowledged service on behalf of my EX. My solicitors said this is no good as EX must sign it or it will cause delays later on.
Since then, my EX has not signed the acknowledgement.
I received a letter from my EX's solicitors directly at the weekend saying that my EX need not sign the form and I should complete an affidavit confirming my petition?
I am now totally unsure what to do next as my solicitors will insist my EX signs the petition!
I am going round in circles! HELP!!!
Should I go back to my solicitors and get them to write a cross letter to his solicitors or tell my solicitors to get on with it? I am so confused - and as I have spent £2000 on solicitors fees getting nowhere, I want to target my reply effectively, so any advice would be greatly apreciated
You have evidence of service so you can apply for directions for trial- I suspect your solicitor is confused into thinking he needs to sign which IS the case in a case where either he has to admit adultery or agree to 2 years separation by consent