UK Family Law
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Was the Petition based on Unreasonable Behaviour - and have they been handed to you or sent by post?
I am afraid that yes it was possible for the divorce to go ahead in the circumstances you have described
Your ex had ample evidence that you had in fact seen the Petition and were choosing to ignore it.
Since you did not file a defence proving that you had seen the Petition was all your ex needed to do I am afraid
Please ask if you need further details
Unfortunately since the only change was the date of the marriage this would have made is even easier for the divorce to go ahead.
The only way you could have stopped it was to file a defence