- No she does not. She is claiming that she will force me to pay her a maintenance fees if I decide to go ahead with the divorce.
-We have no equity. In terms of assets, we have to 2 pieces of lands back in Cameroon. That's all.
-Our children are currently back home in Cameroon although I plan to bring them back here to the UK next academic year. Even though I am not sure whether I will be able to bring both the children because one of them has been confiscated by my mother-in-law back home.
Many thanks for your answer. I have the following scenario for which further clarity is needed:
I understand that if she does not agree to a divorce, I will need to seek a divorce petition. I also understand that a copy of the divorce petition will be sent to a third person if she suspect I have been having an affair with the person.
-If the above is true, how will the divorce petition be used by the suspected person? In other words, would that third person have to appear in court for any reason?
-is there any charge applicable to such a third party?
I am asking the above in case I decide to wait for 5 years of separation and if in the meantime I have decided to partner with another person. Just to ensure this third party will not be involved in any sort of litigation issue
If I manage to get her to agree to the divorce process,
-How easy will the process become?
-Would it be possible to arrange a divorce without involving solicitors? if so, how?
-Would we still need to go through the mediation service? or we can just write down what we want. Where do we go to after this?
If I decide to wait until we have spent five years separated,
- What happens to the additional assets or equity that I would have acquired during the period all this period when we were separated? Would they be still eligible for the 50/50 distribution? What if I have taken some liabilities?
- After the 5 years, would the court process be much easier?
Please respond to each scenario
From now on, given that we have been separated for the past 2 years, I would like to openly set myself down with another partner while waiting for the divorce process to kick off.
What is the risk of getting into a new relationship? If I do so, would I be exposing my new partner to any form of risk? Charge? Or litigation process in the future? What happens to the assets that I will acquire with the new partner?
And if I do the above I would undisputable that I have an adultery relationship. Would it be an issue that she can stick upon to disrupt either myself or the unforeseen new partner?
There is one last thing I am trying to understand but my lay man understanding is not getting it clear from your responses.
If I put myself into another relationship openly, my wife would certainly have grounds to prove adultery and will therefore be in a position to seek to start a divorce proceedings on that ground.
My greatest concern is about the NEW PARTNER. If the above assumption is fulfilled and my wife has the required evidence, WILL THAT IN ANY CASE AFFECT THE NEW PARTNER? WOULD SHE NEED TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR WHATEVER REASON AS PART OF THE PROCESS? Especially that she would be given a copy of the petition.
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