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co-respondent

in English practice, the alleged paramour of the spouse in a divorce action who is designated on the summons and served with the papers as well as the spouse.
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Respondent and co-respondent denied the allegations, and the wife made counter-charges against her husband of cruelty and immorality with lady patients.
Edmunds was co-respondent with Shakin' Stevens when they lost a 1993 court battle, which cost pounds 500,000 in legal fees.
Reports suggest that Cowell, who was named as a co-respondent in divorce papers filed by Andrew in New York, will be able to avoid a court appearance, the BBC reported.
Husband Hugh says he will provide the grounds and everything seems set for a calm passage until it turns out that the plan includes Hugh's pretty secretary as co-respondent and that the action is to take place in their own home.
Anthea, who left her husband, former Radio One DJ Peter Powell for Grant, was named as co-respondent in Della's divorce papers earlier this month.
The US property boss had named Cowell as the co-respondent in papers served on his wife in July.
The 37-year old Real Estate mogul had filed for divorce last month in New York, citing 'adultery' as the reason and named Cowell as co-respondent in the divorce papers.
Constance Denise Mason, (21) a clerk employed at a Bloxwich garage, claimed in her defence that while her husband was away in the Forces she became pregnant by another married man who blackmailed her by threatening to make her co-respondent in divorce proceedings.
Andrew filed for divorce in mid-July citing adultery, naming Cowell as a co-respondent in the papers.
Miss Turner, who fronts ITV's Wish You Were Here, was named as co-respondent in a list of 36 petitions being heard by District Judge Berry in the Principal Registry of the Family Division.
As per the report, the jilted husband is seeking revenge on both, Cowell and Lauren, by filing for a faulty divorce based on adultery, naming Cowell as a co-respondent in divorce papers filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court two weeks ago.
Mr Shean's solicitor Margaret Bennett said: "We can confirm that yesterday we issued a divorce petition on the grounds of adultery on behalf of Jeffrey Shean against his wife, Vanessa, and that this petition names Glenn Hoddle as the co-respondent.