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Examples of unreasonable behaviour

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22 Oct 14 #447351 by rovertdlobwen
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Some advice please. I am divorcing my wife on grounds of unreasonable behaviour.

This is what I have put in part 6 of D8 form:-

20.8.12 Respondent shouted at Petitioner "I hate you I hate you I hate you" leaving the petitioner feeling afraid.

On multiple occasions the respondent (most laterly on 5.11.12) refused to talk to the petitioner for long periods of time leading to feelings of rejection and isolation.

On multiple occasions (most laterly on 10.12.12) the respondent refused sex and physical contact with the Petitioner, indicating that the petitioner was dirty and unclean, leading to feelings of loneliness, rejection and desperation.

The petitioner and respondent argued frequently leading to long periods of withdrawal by the respondent making the petitioner feel isolated, desperate and depressed.

The petitioner formally vacated the home on 16.3.13 finding it impossible to continue living with the respondent due to the respondents unreasonable behaviour.

My wife has agreed to this and will not contest.
Are these examples enough and worded ok to satisfy the court to grant the divorce?

Many thanks

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22 Oct 14 #447368 by Cameron70
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They sound quite reasonably unreasonable if you know what I mean. There''s more than enough there IMHO.

Most peitions are made up anyhow, it just has to have enough reasons to pass a threshold, which I think yours does

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22 Oct 14 #447379 by rubytuesday
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Welcome to Wikivorce.

You really need to expand on what you have written, a Petition for UB requires the Petitioner to list 5 examples of the respondent''s unreasonable behaviour - this can include anything from an inappropriate relationship to not putting enough sugar in the petitioner''s tea (this last example has actually been used in a petition!)

Each example must be separate and demonstrate a different behaviour - the usual ones are things like a lack of intimacy, lack of communication, lack of support during a difficult time, etc.

Have a look at this post ( click here ) to get a good idea of how to word your Petition.

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30 Oct 14 #447987 by Keijen
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A colleague of mine''s ex stated in her Petition that he disapproved of her knitting, it was untrue but he''d made a joke about it once!

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04 Nov 14 #448381 by LawSpark
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The most important factor is that you personally find whatever the behaviour is to be unreasonable and there is no fixed list set by the courts.

Usually, divorce lawyers advise giving between five and six examples, including the first, worst and last. This can be ongoing behaviour such as constant criticism, or one off examples such as a particularly bad argument where one party was verbally abusive.

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