Dating during divorce decree nisi
You may feel better by naming in the short term but in the long run it could add to your spouse's grievances and perhaps make him unwilling to co-operate.
It is satisfactory for the court to have this fact alone without the name.
The facts described in a and b are the most used (over 70 per cent of cases) because with all the others you need to have lived apart for more than two years.
Only the two year separation in paragraph d needs your husband or wife's formal consent on the divorce papers.
c) Desertion Your husband or wife has deserted you for a period of more than two years.
It is best not to get emotional and vindictive as this could hamper future negotiations.
As we have said, at best, it can take five to eight months but cases can drag on for considerable lengths of time.
The assistance of an experienced family lawyer can help to reduce this stressful period of time when disputes about finances and children have to be considered together with the legal process.
d) Two years' separation You have lived separately for more than two years and your husband or wife consents to the divorce. You can have had periods of living together as long as they do not add up to more than six months and you have been apart for least two years altogether.
e) Five years' separation You have lived separately for more than five years.