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i would like to ask about divorce .can i apply for divorce

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i would like to ask about divorce .can i apply for divorce from his foult if he left me and son for other lady ?the proof i have got is photos that they are together
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Hi

Thanks for your patience.

If your husband is likely to admit the adultery then you do not need proof and can cite adultery as the fact of your divorce.

If your husband is not willing to admit adultery then you would have to prove it in open court, which is very expensive, time-consuming and stressful. There would be an easier way to get divorced in these circumstances which is on the basis of his unreasonable behaviour.

If petitioning on the basis of unreasonable behaviour you would have to list 5-6 examples of his unreasonable behaviour towards you. The should mostly be related to his most recent behaviour and it can be things like not speaking to you, providing you with emotional support, verbal (eg. Nagging, insults etc) or physical abuse, unwillingness to engage in typical things that married people do (socialising, eating together, planning practical matters together), not contributing towards the expenses of accommodating yourself and the children, not engaging in physical affection, not helping you with children.

Typically, it is best to list each examples in the following order
1) First occurrence
2) Worst Occrrence
3) Most Recent.

There is lots of useful advice for lay persons considering divorce here:-
https://www.gov.uk/browse/births-deaths-marriages/marriage-divorce


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok thank you for your anwser .i would like to ask one question more.i working 25 hours weekly during that time my son is in nursery .so i can ern many for our live but problem is when i am sic or my son is sic and i cant go to work then i can not earn the money .at the moment only i care about my son and my housband dosnt pay maintenance yet for my son .my quastion is can i applay for any maintenance for myself?

Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Hi,

I'm afraid that I do not feel qualified to answer this new question.

If you wish for another expert to assist please submit a further question to the board and another expert will pick it up.

Tom