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DIY Divorce

Spooki Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Hi, just after a bit of help/info. Has anyone ever done a DIY Divorce at all?
Without going into detail I have been seperated for over 6 yrs, have no kids with him, no money issues and no property to argue about.
I would like to know if the forms are simple enough to fill out myself without involving a solicitor.
Any help/advice on this would be greatly appreciated :)
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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1 Like #1
It is quite simple....fill in the petition (pay the fee £340)....the forms are straight forward. Also you satisfy the ground of 5 years separation so as long as you can show this (or 2 years with consent) then its pretty simple

How to get a divorce

A little more advice...


Edited By: bargainhunter2009 on Feb 25, 2011 19:06
#2
nowt simple about divorces

you will, no doubt, both have pensions and earning capability/potential which MAY have to be taken into account. seek some free advice from a local solicitor and take it from there.
#3
Yip we know a couple who got their divorce started online and then got something official done at the end by a local solicitor and cost them very little in comparison
#4
scrumpypaul
nowt simple about divorces

you will, no doubt, both have pensions and earning capability/potential which MAY have to be taken into account. seek some free advice from a local solicitor and take it from there.


Not necessarily - if they both consent to divorce and have separated for 6 years and no assets don't see it as a problem
#5
bossyboots
Yip we know a couple who got their divorce started online and then got something official done at the end by a local solicitor and cost them very little in comparison

Can all be done yourself - solicitors do very little
#6
bargainhunter2009
scrumpypaul
nowt simple about divorces

you will, no doubt, both have pensions and earning capability/potential which MAY have to be taken into account. seek some free advice from a local solicitor and take it from there.

Not necessarily - if they both consent to divorce and have separated for 6 years and no assets don't see it as a problem


ideal world - yes.

non-ideal world, her ex makes a claim for her to keep him financially.

what's the harm in seeking a free consultation with a solicitor? may at least put minds at rest.
#7
IF you can find a free consultation then yes definitely go for it
#8
whether you separated 6 years ago or 1 week ago.
the divorce will take into consideration all the money earned within these 6 years, and then halved..

The man will end up paying more..

Edited By: doritos on Feb 25, 2011 19:14
#9
doritos
whether you separated 6 years ago or 1 week ago.
the divorce will take into consideration all the money earned within these 6 years, and then halved..

The man will end up paying more..


Only if the other party tries to claim off the spouse...even then, its not a done deal
#10
my understanding is that all solicitors give a free initial consultation - though often it's only 30 mins.


man does always end up paying more.............
#11
doritos
whether you separated 6 years ago or 1 week ago.
the divorce will take into consideration all the money earned within these 6 years, and then halved..

The man will end up paying more..


disagree with that and how will the man end up paying more out of interest
1 Like #12
doritos
whether you separated 6 years ago or 1 week ago.
the divorce will take into consideration all the money earned within these 6 years, and then halved..

The man will end up paying more..


From what I have read monies on either side do not have to be taken into account if neither of us are asking for anything.
#13
bargainhunter2009
doritos
whether you separated 6 years ago or 1 week ago.
the divorce will take into consideration all the money earned within these 6 years, and then halved..

The man will end up paying more..


Only if the other party tries to claim off the spouse...even then, its not a done deal


agree with this
1 Like #14
Spooki
doritos
whether you separated 6 years ago or 1 week ago.
the divorce will take into consideration all the money earned within these 6 years, and then halved..

The man will end up paying more..


From what I have read monies on either side do not have to be taken into account if neither of us are asking for anything.


thats true.
#15
Spooki
doritos
whether you separated 6 years ago or 1 week ago.
the divorce will take into consideration all the money earned within these 6 years, and then halved..

The man will end up paying more..




From what I have read monies on either side do not have to be taken into account if neither of us are asking for anything.


Yes that is correct - if the spouse doesnt claim anything nor you do, then its simple

Edited By: bargainhunter2009 on Feb 25, 2011 19:19
#16
scrumpypaul
my understanding is that all solicitors give a free initial consultation - though often it's only 30 mins.


Not true, not all solicitors offer half hour free
#17
The only complication is that he doesn't want to help pay for it which is why we have left it so long as he is to blooming tight!
He is in another relationship and has a child, I think his girlfriend wants to get married and I don't think he does which is another reason why he has never even tried to get a divorce, so I'm going to do it and pay for it and I think this will be the cheapest option.
#18
If you do a DIY divorce make sure a clean break clause is included as it may cost you in the future and will put to bed any possible future problems

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1331925/Lottery-winner-Nigel-Page-pay-ex-wife-2m-left-10-years-ago.html

Edited By: Marty1981 on Feb 25, 2011 19:53
#19
Marty1981
If you do a DIY divorce make sure a clean break clause is included as it may cost you in the future and will put to bed any possible future problems

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1331925/Lottery-winner-Nigel-Page-pay-ex-wife-2m-left-10-years-ago.html



Thank you, I will make sure I do :)
1 Like #20
scrumpypaul
my understanding is that all solicitors give a free initial consultation - though often it's only 30 mins.


man does always end up paying more.............


what about if he was a house husband and the wife worked... don't see how that would apply in that case
#21
Kitten13
scrumpypaul
my understanding is that all solicitors give a free initial consultation - though often it's only 30 mins.


man does always end up paying more.............

what about if he was a house husband and the wife worked... don't see how that would apply in that case



ahh, i see you've made the mistake of taking what I said literally instead of what it was - i.e. a one line parody of stereotypical divorce settlements.

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