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- Distinguish from correspondent.
In practice, naming such parties in a divorce petition is discouraged as it may become a barrier to reconciliation. Such parties are only commonly named if the petitioner is seeking costs against them or has some other particular reason.
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- Law Society (2006). Family Law Protocol (2nd rev. ed. ed.). London: The Law Society. ISBN 1-85328-984-1.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.