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What if my ex (the petitioner) starts being difficult?

I left my ex back in April and I am now with someone else. He was adamant that he was going to file for the divorce otherwise he was going to protest it if I did. Finally in October he filed for the divorce after I paid for half back in July and I received the petition at the end of November and signed and posted it the same day. My ex found out that I am now with someone else and has started texting me saying he’s not going to let us win and I shouldn’t think this over yet. At this point he can’t stop the divorce proceedings right? What happens now that I’ve signed the petition? Does he need to be the one to apply for the decree Nisi and what if he doesn’t?

I deliberately moved far away from him and now I feel like he’s still here controlling my life


    Hi Goldielocks, thanks for your message and sorry that you're going through this. Unfortunately, as you are the Respondent you will not be able to apply for the Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute, the power is in his hands as he is the Petitioner. You could submit your own divorce petition, this is called a 'Cross Petition', and request that he pays the cost of doing this. The ideal situation is that you can convince him that it will cost less and be less hassle if he just proceeds with the Decree Nisi. Please do get in touch if you need any further help.

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