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Stalling on divorce proceedings, advice gratefully received. (2 Posts)
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30 May, 2017 05:13PM
Stalling on divorce proceedings, advice gratefully received.
Sevtemp - 30 May, 2017 05:13PM
Hi,

My wife and I agreed to split just over a year ago and after a period of time where we shared the house we lived in (the house is in joint names) I moved out into a flat so that we could get on with our lives whilst going through the divorce process.

My wife petitioned for divorce, I was presented with a financial proposal to which I have submitted a reply (a few queries but overall we had already agreed a financial arrangement) but now that the 'ball is in her court' it would appear that the process has stalled leaving me in a financially difficult situation whilst she still lives in the house which leaves her with less expensive overheads.

My question is what can I do to speed up this process, would my solicitor be able to get things moving with any legal pressure?

Admittedly that is a brief overview, if any further details are needed just let me know.

Thanks.
Re: Stalling on divorce proceedings, advice gratefully received.
Bubblegum - 30 May, 2017 06:58PM
If she is not engaging in negotiations or mediation etc. The best option to get things moving is to threaten starting court proceedings to settle the finances. The threat of the costs of going to court might be enough to get her moving along with this, especially as you have agreed everything already. Failing this, you can force the matter through the courts. How long exactly has the ball been in her court? Have you had any communication about why things aren't moving along?
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