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