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If you report to the UKVI, they will curtail her visa as you have separated from her. This is going to affect her ILR application. She might be able to stay in the UK based on her relationship with the British children.
She cannot have the property outright. She can live in the property until the children is 18 or in full time education. There can be a Mesher Order to postpone the sale of the property.
Her refusing to divorce does not contradict her allegations. She might have many other reasons for not to consent to the divorce.
You can get the divorce without her signature. You have to make an application to the court using form D11 to accept deemed service and the divorce can go ahead.
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Marriage certificate from Ethiopia will be considered valid in the UK. If she has made the claim as a domestic violence victim, then the divorce will have no affect on her immigration application. She has already made the application.
I am sorry to hear what you are going through. But just because she has made an application, it does not that will be successful if the allegations are not substantiated by evidence. In relation to your house, she is not likely to get it outright if no proof of DV whatsoever. Her share might increase as she is mother of your children even though she has never worked. She has contributions to the family. Having said that, the judge will decide based on the evidence. If the judge decides that your conduct was so unreasonable that it cannot be disregarded, then she might get more shares.
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The divorce would be recognised but that will not stop her from making a financial claim in the UK.
Part III Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984
It enables a party, following a foreign divorce, to apply to the English court for a financial settlement.
If you get the custody of the children, then you might get more.
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