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.
Who pays for divorce unreasonable Behaviour?
where adultery is the fact proven, the respondent will pay for 100% of the costs of the divorce (including the court fee). For unreasonable behaviour, the couple will split the costs 50/50. For separation or desertion, the petitioner will pay 100% of the costs.
Does adultery affect divorce settlement?
There are often many different reasons why a marriage may break down. This means that the court will not consider why or how the marriage broke down. This means infidelity plays no part in whether there are sufficient grounds to obtain a divorce.
Does my husband agree to unreasonable Behaviour?
If your spouse has cited your unreasonable behaviour as the reason for the breakdown of your marriage, and you don’t agree to this then you are legally entitled to defend the allegations.
Can I hide my assets in a divorce?
Whatever the reason, hiding assets, income and debt is not only unethical; it’s also illegal and subject to severe penalties IF discovered. But even so, the burden of proof is often on the spouse with less financial resources (typically the woman) to prove any such unscrupulous behavior.
Is it worth defending a divorce?
In almost all divorces, there is no benefit in pursuing a defended divorce. If you receive a behaviour petition and you do not accept the allegations, it may be possible to amend the petition in such a way that is acceptable to both parties. All the Court would see is the petition proceeding on an undefended basis.