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Divorce Petition was posted to old address. (4 Posts)
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10 February, 2017 11:31AM
Divorce Petition was posted to old address.
luckyme - 10 February, 2017 11:31AM
Hello

I moved to new address about 4 months ago however today I found that my ex sent a divorce petition to my old address about a month ago.
My ex does not know I moved address however the family court court, Social services knows I moved and have my new address on file. My address is confidential to my ex.

It has been over 7 days to acknowledge the petition what are my option. I am not against the divorce but the reason given is not that I agree with and I do not want to pay the cost too.

What are my option? Can I still contact the court or wait till I am served petition on my current address?confused smiley

Thank you in advance.
Re: Divorce Petition was posted to old address.
davidterry - 10 February, 2017 12:06PM
Since you have not received the divorce petition the person who issued it is not in a position to progress the divorce. Unless and until service of the divorce petition can be proved you can use the interval to try to agree costs. This must be done in 'without prejudice' correspondence otherwise your communications (depending upon what they say) could be used to prove that you have received the divorce petition.
Re: Divorce Petition was posted to old address.
luckyme - 10 February, 2017 01:35PM
Thanks David.


I believe you are implying that I should ignore and wait for petition to be served on my current address?
What if the court already accepted the petition! how I would know if they did?

Thank you
Re: Divorce Petition was posted to old address.
davidterry - 10 February, 2017 06:18PM
Posting a divorce petition to a person does not in itself prove that person received it. Why should the court think so?
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