Hello everyone I need some help in regards to divorce proceedings in Tunisia.
I am a Canadian and my soon to be ex husband is Tunisian.
We married May 2012. In 2013, After spending 3 months I received my first divorce petition in the mail. I was floored as I had no idea he was even contemplating divorce!!!
Once I received the letter (written only in Arabic) so I couldnt understand, i asked a former tunisian friend of mine to translate. As per her translation, the divorce petition was filed only 1 week after I left Tunisia to return to Canada. I was crushed. I also noticed at that time my address information on the enveloppe was wrong but I ended up receiving it anyway and signed for it at the post office declaring it received. At that time, I did not sign any other paper regarding the divorce or anything. My husband disappeared for 3 weeks and his family lied as to his whereabouts.
After 3 weeks we talked. He confessed that he intentionally gave the wrong address because he didnt think I would receive it as "he changed his mind" and decided against it. I believed him. I know stupid me...
Anyway we remained together. I went back in May 2014 and stayed until April 2015. But we broke up in December 2014 so from December 2014 to April 2015 I stayed with a friend. I had no money to come home. He took everything. (Its a long story).
To make a long story short...I received another petition for divorce in June 2016 again in Arabic and I dont understand.
I no longer speak to my friend as she got married and her new husband refuses to let her speak to anyone so i cant get it translated and the only thing i understand based on my last divorce petition is that the first court date was june 28 2016 to which i did not attend, as with this petition for divorce, i had not signed any other papers either.
I only signed at the post office declaring the receipt of the petition and again the address was wrong. It was the same as the first one I received back in 2013.
I was reading a thread and unfortunately I can no longer locate it. Something in one of the comments shocked me. It was written that there are times when the man asking for a divorce will pay someone to forge the signature of the current wife on the papers.
I was unaware that I even needed to sign anything except the ackowledgement of receipt at the post office.
I am wondering, are there indeed papers that I had to sign in order for the petition of divorce to be sumitted?
I dont want to contest the divorce. I want it done asap like last year would not have been soon enough! lol i just want to be rid of him and like him...his lying, hypocrite, disgusting theiving family forever!!!
As for my divorce petition....
Would I be able to send it by pm to someone here for translation please? I have no one to translate. I live in a very small town and no one here speaks Arabic. The closest city I could go for translation is a 12 (twelve hour) drive away!!!
Thanks in advance... Salam!