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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Which boxes has he ticked at Part 5?
OK - and has he claimed costs - part 2 of part 10?
How strongly do you feel about this - are you willing to let it go so that you are divorced?
The issues raised in the divorce will not effect the issue of who the child will live with or what time the child spends with him.
You have three choices.
You can allow the divorce to continue on the current ground (if the court will allow it which is not certain as in fact you did not desert him at all)
OR you can defend the matter on the basis that he has lied on the Petition - and then cross petition based on his Unreasonable Behaviour.
There will be court fees to pay.
The third option is to tell your ex that you will not agree to the Petition going through in the current basis - but you will agree to it if
he changes the ground to the two year separation ground.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
What has he actually said?
He has to pay 12% of his gross income as child maintenance.
If he refuses to do so then you can apply to the CSA/CMS and they will deal with the matter
You will be able to claim costs if you defend and cross petition - but they will not have to be paid until the end of the process
You are welcome - I hope all goes well