What is a Clean Break Order?


Less than 1% of people getting divorced will get to a court hearing where they will need to prove to a judge that their other half has committed ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

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What can you do if your spouse refuses to sign divorce papers?


Once you have filed your divorce petition, your spouse is required to follow the court rules to file the acknowledgement of service within 8 days of receiving it. But what should you do if they refuse to sign it.

In practice, it does not matter if the acknowledgement of service is filed a bit late with the court. The court won’t do anything about it unless you get in touch with them. The easiest way to go forward will always be for your spouse to file an acknowledgement of service, so it is worth encouraging/pressuring them to do so, even if they are late.

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Martin Orders – How are they different from Mesher orders


Less than 1% of people getting divorced will get to a court hearing where they will need to prove to a judge that their other half has committed ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

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What is a Mesher Order and how it may help you keep your home


Less than 1% of people getting divorced will get to a court hearing where they will need to prove to a judge that their other half has committed ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

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Unreasonable behaviour – What proof do I need?


Less than 1% of people getting divorced will get to a court hearing where they will need to prove to a judge that their other half has committed ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

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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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What if my Ex won’t sign the Consent Order?


Less than 1% of people getting divorced will get to a court hearing where they will need to prove to a judge that their other half has committed ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

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