Hi - Me and my wife had filed for mutual consent divorce in family court in July 2016. Subsequently we got a date for January 2016 for the second motion as per the law of 6 months wait time.
Me and my wife have been seperated since January 2014, and since then she has been continuously stalling the legal process.
There is a very high possibility that she will not turn up in the second motion in January. I read a recent ruling from High Court that if either of the two parties fail to show up for second hearing after filing for mutual consent divorce, it amounts to mental cruelty.
My question: If I appear in the court (which I will) and she doesn't, will she face any repurcussions? Can I not be granted ex-parte divorce on the grounds that she has decided not to follow the court order and not appear in court without any written reason (like withdrawl of consent, disputing the initial motion filed) submitted that cite her absence?