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If 'spent money gambling' was used as 1 of the reasons under

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Hi, If 'spent money gambling ' was used as 1 of the reasons under unreasonable behavior, could it be used against you if there couldn't be an agreement made for financial settlement?
Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?
Customer: I have received a letter from her solicitor explaining she is petitioning for divorce and listing the reasons.
Assistant: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county do you live in?
Customer: I live in county durham
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so

Hello, my name is Jim and I am a qualified lawyer happy to help you this evening.

No, because the grounds for divorce would in this case be based on unreasonable behaviour - which is entirely separate to the financial side of the disagreement.

In financial remedy proceedings there would be questions about where the money went (over say a 12 month period) but the court will ensure a fair split of assets if nothing can be agreed between you and your ex. If for example you took out loans and used that money to gamble, your ex may argue that the loan was not for the benefit of the marriage so they should not share liability for those loans.

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Many thanks,

Jim

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Many thanks,

Jim


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