Can we have background please?
the character involved is husband number 2. He is seeking to discredit me as much as his ex wife. He has one friend who is the first ex husband of the lady involved and is currently facing criminal charges for GBH against her when they were togetheri helped her financially when she was in hospital post the attack, as i have known her 20 years and the 2 ex husbands are colluding on the basis of if they suffer i sholuld...its that mad a logic. there is no evidence whatsoever of an affair. My concern is the extent to which the accusation is made public and the reputational issue for me as theres 'no smoke without fire' belief
He is a verystupid person. If you both deny adultery (which seems likely), then his divorcepetition will fail.
The family lawprotocol says that a co-respondent should not be named, unless the petitioneris applying for costs against both respondent and co-respondent.
In addition, itwill increase his costs because all documentation has to be served on bothparties and you may simply choose to ignore it, which then needs an applicationto court to dispense with service on you.
It seems unlikelythat he has a solicitor who would have strongly advised him against this.
Divorceproceedings are not public domain and unless you are a film star or footballer,this is unlikely to make the press, or be of any other interest to anybody.
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many thanks. Great help