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Can you have two divorce proceedings one in the UK and one

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Can you have two divorce proceedings one in the UK and one outside of the UK. If one spouse has filled in the UK and the other spouse in a different country.
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Who filed for divorce first?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
He did in the UK
Customer: replied 6 days ago.

And where are you all habitually resident?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
We were both married in jordan and go back and fourth between jordan and the UK
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I want to get divorced in jordan but was unsure if I am able to get my divorce in jordan if he has already started the process in the UK

In that case the English courts will have jurisdiction as you live here and he filed for divorce first.  You cannot have two sets of divorce proceedings running at the same time, so it is the first in line that takes precedence, based on whether or not you are entitled to divorce here.  The latter is a matter of fact given you live here.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
What if I get divorced in jordan and have the uk have justification over the finances settlement would that be possible?

No, not unless your husband withdraws his divorce application here.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Would I be penalized if I get divorced in jordan?

You cannot get divorced in Jordan if there are proceedings taking place here. If it is progressed and goes through it will simply be invalid.

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok, thank you.

Can I clarify anything further for you regarding this?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No thank you

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