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Q: Contested Divorce follow up from 782399 ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Contested Divorce follow up from 782399
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: clawrence-ga
List Price: $45.00
Posted: 14 Nov 2006 03:19 PST
Expires: 14 Dec 2006 03:19 PST
Question ID: 782607
Following up from the above question yesterday.

Have there been any successful defence strategies applied to contested
divorces.  If so what basis was used?

Financial Hardship
Strong Religious beliefs appear to be a couple


Clarification of Question by clawrence-ga on 14 Nov 2006 03:20 PST
To be specific - if one partner petitions - what stragies have been
used successfully to contest and stop the divorce.

Clarification of Question by clawrence-ga on 15 Nov 2006 05:05 PST

This is a research project not a real situation.

But its UK Law I am interested in its for a UK Womens Magazine I write for.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Contested Divorce follow up from 782399
From: irlandes-ga on 14 Nov 2006 19:29 PST
I am not familiar with all 50 states, but as a general statement,
THERE IS NO WAY TO STOP DIVORCE.  You can slow it, but unless there is
a state (an example would be Louisiana's covenent marriage, I suppose,
or maybe Utah???) in the union that is outside the mainstream, I would
be totally surprised if there is any way to stop it completely.  The
modern divorce law essentially permits one of the couple to receive
divorce no matter how badly the other person wants to stop it.

I  think you need to spend your money on a real attorney in your
state. See warning below that states answers do not substitute for
professional advice.  Your question is so far from reality in most
states that I think no one should even touch it.
Subject: Re: Contested Divorce follow up from 782399
From: pafalafa-ga on 14 Nov 2006 19:36 PST

FYI, I believe the question being asked is regarding UK divorce law,
which is quite different than any of the US state laws (it's a big
world out there!).

Subject: Re: Contested Divorce follow up from 782399
From: irlandes-ga on 14 Nov 2006 19:49 PST
Yes, I can see it would. Questioner, helps if you say where you are at.

However, in the US I did remember a situation where one could resist.
If the non-petitioner can prove he/she is not under the jurisdiction
in that state, that can throw a wrench into the   machinery. However
as I said this sort of thing  only slows it up, does not stop it.
Petitioner simply moves to state where resistor lives and files again.
 I add this note because other people read these things.
Subject: Re: Contested Divorce follow up from 782399
From: czh-ga on 14 Nov 2006 21:53 PST
See prior question -- as indicated in Subject line
Subject: Re: Contested Divorce follow up from 782399
From: mathtalk-ga on 13 Dec 2006 14:30 PST
I hope my colleague siliconsamurai-ga will agree that King Henry VIII
did not "contest", successfully or otherwise, a divorce.  Some
background history here:

[The Wives of King Henry VIII]

I'm at a loss to understand the relevance to present day UK law of
these brief remarks by siliconsamurai-ga for the Question, much less
defend it's adequacy as regards the list price offered, vis a viz no
references and no research strategy.

As even siliconsamurai-ga avers in his note, King Henry VIII pursued
an annulment of his first marriage, despite a living offspring, that
was eventually granted by Thomas Cranmer, the archbishop of
Canterbury, in 1533.  It might have been tangentially apt to point out
Catherine of Aragon's temporary success in contesting the annulment
sought by her husband in an appeal to the Pope.

King Henry VIII's fourth marriage, to Anne of Cleves, also ended in annulment.

regards, mathtalk-ga

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