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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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I have separated from my wife and I started divorce proceedings,

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I have separated from my wife and I started divorce proceedings, however my wife doesn't want to give me divorce she wants to make my life difficult. We have a baby from our marriage, I don't have no property or asset or capital. I am working part time on a low income.

Can I get a divorce even though she doesn't agree to it? and will it be a straightforward divorce procedure?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How far have the divorce proceedings reached and which ground have you used?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Just only filed a petition for divorce on ground of abuse.
Behaved in such a way cannot reasonably be expected to live with.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
As she received her copy from the court?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Unless she decides to file a defence then you will still be able to go ahead with the divorce even if she ignores the paperwork.
You will have to send a further copy of the papers to the court and ask them to send you a set of sealed documents to be served on her by a Process Server.
This will cost about £90 or so.
Once you have done that you will be able to go ahead even if she continued to ignore the proceedings
Please ask if you need further details
Clare

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