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Up to the trial, either party can change and modify the claims and defenses in the divorce. The defense attorney
cannot change the plaintiff's grounds for them so I do not know what is going on in your case. The defense attorney cannot pick and choose the grounds the plaintiff has chosen to pursue the divorce under and something is seriously wrong with this defense attorney or something else happened in the case between your attorney and defense attorney you might not know about.
However, there is nothing that allows the defendant to change the plaintiff's grounds for a divorce.
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