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15 Jul 09 #131548 by mumtoboys
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yes, yes and yes!

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15 Jul 09 #131550 by D L
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A "When Harry met Sally" moment? Who knew law could be so exciting ;)

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15 Jul 09 #131554 by mummybear38
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You took the words right out of my mouth mumto lol and hope you don't think I'm being too cheeky mumto but wasn't it a Harry met Sally moment that got you into your current "condition" lol xx

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15 Jul 09 #131556 by mumtoboys
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my current condition, unfortunately, is down to a selfish stbx who thought it reasonable to 'forget' to use contraception...consequently, it clearly can't be his baby because there was only the one opportunity and we all know that that only happens to 16 year olds, not 38 year old professionals!!!!!

Sorry DL, lost it for a second. Will rant away in a blog....

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15 Jul 09 #131561 by asram
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I have a German friend who explained that in Germany you have to wait at least a year before applying for a divorce.

It may be me but I think that obtaining a divorce in this country is far too easy. I went from what I considered to be a happy marriage to a divorcee within 7 months. A friend of mine who came to the solicitors with me couldnt believe that he could put down complete lies on the petition under the guise of "unreasonable behaviour". She said simply why cant he just say I dont want to be married to her any more.


I also think it is essential that the Financial side of things HAVE to be sorted before the Decree Absolute can be granted.

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15 Jul 09 #131562 by constanza
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Yes, DL..... unless we can have a compulsory meeting with a solicitor for all ENGAGED couples to explain section 25 before it's too late!

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15 Jul 09 #131564 by constanza
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Asram- I agree.
It's probably completely impractical, but I would love if people had more time to heal emotionally before wading into financial battles.... accusations, counter-accusations, lies, etc.
I feel it's much worse when peoples heads are spinning from the shock of any number of the usual reasons for separation.
It's almost impossible to detach your emotions from the financial practicalities until the dust has settled a bit.

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