In MCD Husband and wife have 2nd motion in october 2010. Just want to know if wife doesnot appears in court and Husband don't want to case to be linger on for 18 months, Can Husband file separate divorce petition under HMA 13 on the basis of cruelty, cheating, since wife filed 498a and also wife has taken a hefty amount in the form of DD from Husband which is mentioned in MCD petition. All the criminal cases like 498a, 323, 406, 506, 34 are closed against Husband and his family members bcoz of settlement. If at all Husband need to file a divorce petition how much time it will take again, since Husband filed a divorce petition 2 years back and bcoz of MCD petition, Husband have withdrawn that petition. OR do Husband need to reopen the same. Please suggest. Thanks.