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Generally the answer is yes. Clearly if your spouse chooses to defend the divorce then this will add to your legal costs; however, generally you can still obtain your divorce and Kew Law will advise you the best way to proceed with a divorce if your spouse is unlikely to co-operate.
Yes. If the Respondent does not co-operate with the divorce proceedings, the Petitioner is still able to obtain a divorce. The Petitioner may, however, need to prove to the Court that the Respondent has received the divorce papers. There are different steps that the Petitioner can take and Kew Law can assist you and guide you through this process.
Yes. If you are domiciled and habitually resident in England and Wales, then the Courts in England and Wales will still have jurisdiction and we can still commence divorce proceedings on your behalf. We will, however, need to have details of where your spouse resides and be able to send divorce papers to him or her.
Yes. However, if you do not have your spouse’s address this does complicate matters; however, there are options available to you and Kew Law can guide you and advise you of these options.
Yes. You could consider judicial separation or enter into a Separation Agreement. Judicial Separation follows the divorce procedure; however, you do not have to prove that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. You could also enter into a Separation Agreement which is a contract drawn up between you and your spouse providing for you to live separate and apart.
You could consider separation. Kew Law can guide you and assist you through this process.
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