Thanks Alok for your post.
My situation is identical to your question.My wife filed divorce petition against me with cruelty as the ground without any claim for alimony.I,too want divorce.But they did not withdraw the case and file MCD.The allegations are all baseless.My lawyer advised me to deny the allegations and state no objection for divorce.He prepared a petition and I signed it.I did not appear personally before the court.Side by side he also made another joint petition to convert the case to MCD.My wife was not present in the court.So after putting my signature he handed it over to her lawyer.Till date she has not signed the joint petition.
My question to the experts are:
If she doesn't sign the joint petition what will happen on the 2nd hearing ?
I have no objection for divorce, even in that situation will the court proceeding for proving the grounds and cross-checking happen?
How long it may take to get divorce?
I know MCD is easier and I never objected to it when they contacted me but they filed this suit.(You can read it in detail in my thread https://www.lawyersclubindia.com/forum/Marriage-broke-my-heart-52555.asp).Now I am worried that I may be entangled by the litigation.
Thanks in advance.