divorce adultery: naming co respondent?


It can be tempting to name the person with whom your husband/wife has had, or is having, an affair, but it is almost certainly not advisable to do so.

The current format of the divorce petition is based on a law that dates back to the 1970s. At that time, if you wanted to pursue a divorce petition based on adultery, then it would be highly likely to mean a court hearing before a judge, with evidence being given of the adultery or unreasonable behaviour in question. In that situation, you might well want to include the other person in the proceedings and have them attend the hearing to give evidence.

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