Can I spend money during a divorce?
Inappropriate spending by a spouse during divorce is known legally as “dissipation” of marital assets. In some courts, if you plan to claim dissipation you must file advance notice with the court.
What counts as unreasonable Behaviour in divorce?
What is unreasonable behaviour? “Unreasonable behaviour” is the term used to describe the fact that a person has behaved in such a way that their partner/spouse cannot reasonably be expected to live with them.
How long does it take to get a divorce for unreasonable Behaviour?
This 6 months threshold is necessary and ties in with the logic that if a party is arguing that he/she cannot reasonably be expected to live with the other spouse because of hers/his actions, living for one more day with such unreasonable behaviour can be painful.
What happens if one spouse refuses to sign separation agreement?
The Court can grant a divorce order, even if the spouse refuses to sign any documents. If the responding spouse does not attend the hearing, the Court may finalise the divorce application in their absence. Otherwise, the spouse may ask the Court to appear by telephone.