Waiting 2years to divorce!!!...... Hummmfffff

(12 Posts)
Dockydooda Sat 30-Jul-16 12:17:03

This is all new to me I didn't realise I would have to be separated two years before we can divorce!!!!- husbands choice to go but shame we have to wait so long!

Pootlebug Sat 30-Jul-16 14:22:57

One of you can cite unreasonable behaviour as grounds for divorce if you don't want to wait two years

Savagebeauty Sat 30-Jul-16 14:26:21

Yes I divorced in six months

Minime85 Sat 30-Jul-16 14:37:35

Divorce for unreasonable behaviour just needs to be incidents that were in the 6 months before you separated

abbsismyhero Sat 30-Jul-16 14:39:52

My ex won't sign paperwork for his unreasonable behaviour so we are waiting the two years it goes quite fast actually mine is up in October

NewStartNewName Sat 30-Jul-16 14:41:28

Doesn't it have to be 5 years if one party won't consent? Please tell me in wrong - would make a friend very happy!!

Dockydooda Sat 30-Jul-16 14:53:49

Thankyou all!- pootlebug thankyou I see what you mean there wasn't really any unreasonable behaviour but I'll bear that in mind
Savage beauty wow I imagine that was a lot to go through in short period of time I've read about online divorces and agreeing as much as u can before finalising to save on legal costs,thankyou
Minime85 thankyou someone else has confirmed this too v helpful
Abbsismyhero I agree I can't believe we split mid April and time is flying I can see how after a year of anniversaries of things etc the time would go quick thankyou
Newstartnewname I'm not sure but gov.uk has some useful advice I think I was living in a dream world prob as the celebrities seem to do these quickie divorces lol thanks

Minime85 Sat 30-Jul-16 15:00:39

Have to agree at 2 year mark its 5 yrs if one won't consent. If you file under unreasonable behaviour then my understanding is defendant won't sign then judge overrides it after a certain amount of time.

Minime85 Sat 30-Jul-16 15:03:00

And unreasonable behaviour can be very minor really. Like defendant left material home and did not return. Defendant said he didn't love the petitioner any more, didn't socialise together etc

Dockydooda Sat 30-Jul-16 15:16:05

Oh right minime85 thanks so much for that I'll look into that think it's because I went to gov uk site and they gave suggestions for unreasonable behaviour which were extreme but I think talking to people who have been through it it seems these other reasons are acceptable as you say! .going to try and sort as much as we can so so t cost as much hopefully as I haven't got an income but I'm scouring websites for a job.all change as I havent worked for 10 years

lifeisunjust Sat 30-Jul-16 16:19:56

I didn't sign paperwork, I didn't even ever get a petition sent to me, I was abroad, then I was in hospital at the point of discovering by email what that man had done to me, he fled abroad not me, I didn't move. He was granted one from an English court, despite no proof of service and despite objections from a hospital bed. Anyone can force this upon you.

Dockydooda Sat 30-Jul-16 16:32:56

Lifeisunjust - that's despicable!!- so sorry to hear that that must have been unbearable especially with you being hospitalised!!- it's amazing what ordinary people go through in their lives ,good luck to you for future

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