HI! I am facing separation of over 10 years over trivial ego-based issue/s. No legal proceedings initiated by either side till now. All social efforts at reconciliation have failed. I am fed up of waiting forever and wish to file for divorce on grounds of desertion without wasting any more time.
I live in city A where we had lived as a couple in my parents' home. Wife and our minor child living with her parents in small-city B which is 600km away.
I met some lawyers and realised that:
1. I can file case here in city A, but it will SURELY be transferred to city C (nearby to city B and being the nearest Family Court, and also, city C is where the marriage ceremony took place) - given the fact that she is a woman and has to take care of a child too.
2. NONE of these lawyers are willing to endure the long travel to city C to continue fighting my case when transfer happens, even if I bear cost of comfortable travel and stay.
What should I do:
- File case in city A and let it be transferred to city C and hire lawyers one by one at BOTH places? If so, how long does it usually take from my filing and the transfer ? How important is this first step of filing in terms of building a strong case? I have identified a lawyer in city A who has a pretty good reputation and I felt comfortable with.
- File case in city C directly-knowing that eventually the case will be transferred there. It may involve inconvenience and cost, but I am willing to bear that. Problem is I am not 100% confident/comfortable wrt the lawyer I met in city C even though he is a leading lawyer. Does this aspect of client-lawyer relation matter a lot? And if so, at what stage of divorce process it matters a lot?
Also- pls excuse if I sound naïve-the dilemma above is mainly because I want a speedier outcome!