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Can a respondent change their mind??

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2 months 3 weeks ago #512105 by timothywilsons
Can a respondent change their mind?? was created by timothywilsons
Hi,

New here, and a bit lost tbh.

Everything was \"on track\" for an amicable divorce, but has been somewhat diverted in the last fdew days.

I'm the respondent and I accepted the divorce petition from my wife - I ticked the box online to say that I will let the divorce proceed, but didn't accept the allegations made in the application. (they were laughable, but I thought it was a means to an end)

The Decree Nisi is due to be announced on 5th May.

Is there any way I could change my mind now? And actually contest the divorce? Or has the ship sailed?

Thank you, in advance, to anyone who can help.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #512106 by Under60
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If the outcome is to be divorced then stick with it.
I understand people don’t like the allegations against them, but no one will ever know these.
Focus on the bigger picture.....your marriage is over (As your wife has filed for divorce) and you are now doing the paperwork side of things.
Look forward to a brighter future, :)

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2 months 2 weeks ago #512222 by hadenoughnow
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If the grounds were unreasonable behaviour and you have completed the acknowledgement of service to agree the marriage is over, you would both need to agree to withdraw. As your stbx has clearly applied for the Decree Nosi, that doesn't seem very likely.

If you haven't yet got the finances sorted, that may allow you to delay the Decree Absolute which can be applied for six weeks and one day after the Decree Nisi.

If you need help, use the chat button or give the helpline s call.

Hadenoughnow

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2 months 1 week ago #512279 by Bobbinalong
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As said, once someone has applied for a divorce, certainly for them its all over, regardless of what you do, so even if you contest the divorce, do you think this will make them change their minds and forget everything?
No, once applied for its irrelevant what’s in it, the goal for them is to get divorced, so let them get on with it, just make sure you insert the prayer for not having costs awarded to you, because that is the norm.

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