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Found out I'm pregnant after filing for divorce! (2 Posts)
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23 September, 2017 08:37PM
Found out I'm pregnant after filing for divorce!
Amelia88 - 23 September, 2017 08:37PM
Hi all,

I separated from my husband back in June and I have been staying wiith my parents while he stayed in the house, with a view of buying him out of his share of the house when we sorted finances. I filed for divorce at the beginning of this month and he returned the acknowledgement of the divorce proceedings to the court last week not contesting it.

In between separating and me filing for divorce we stupidly had a drinken night at a mutual friends party and I found out a few days ago that I'm pregnant (despite using birth control!). Yes I know this was a stupid thing to do and I don't need a lecture on that, but as I was told I'd likely never get pregnant and now I am, I'm keeping the baby as it may be my only chance to have a child. My husband is supportive of this decsion and has said he'll support the child also, but we still want to get divorced.

I have looked online but can't find much information about divorcing while pregnant with the child of the person you're divorcing. Would it have any affect on being able to get divorced?

Also what implication is this likely to have on a court order for finances? Could I get any child maintenance as part of the court order even though the baby isn't born yet? I just need some advice as we'd planned our finances around no child being involved and that was going to be a 60/40 split of the house in my favour (due to contributions to the house and it being a short marriage), but I'm wondering what a likely result on finances would be now. The child and me will live in the house I currently own with my husband and I'll be buying him out.

If anyone can give any advice on this I'd be very appreciative. Please no negative comments as I know I screwed up in what I did!

Re: Found out I'm pregnant after filing for divorce!
HatMan - 24 September, 2017 06:34AM
The child will only have a legal impact when it has been born - until that point a foetus has no legal status.
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