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difference between a divorce an a legal separation

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18 Jun 19 #508161 by dezpemberton
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why would a woman go through a legal separation when she is not religious and has no worry about family retribution, the marriage has clearly broken down you have "abandoned" the family home, moved into an investment property and decided to take me to court for unreasonable behavior, having filled for "ancillary relief" going through all this by disclosing information to solicitors and not going down the route of mediation but rather choosing the option pursue the route of litigation and only going to the MAIM just to receive the certificate in order to continue the legal process clear;y advised by your solicitor with their interest at heart ant no interest in amicable coming to some sort of agreement which would of been the mediation services objectives and mine too, we find our selves 14 months into the process with no agreement reach and now gong toward a final hearing racking up huge solicitors costs on her side which she expects me to pay and my self using the services of winkvorce and you really think think a legal separation is suitable ! do i now have to turn into the applicant a file for a divorce or do we wait for 25 months to come by then hopefully we will have got a final decision from the judge at a final hearing ?

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19 Jun 19 #508197 by rubytuesday
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Again, I can't tell you why your wife is seeking a particular course of action. The difference between a judicial separation and a divorce is that in a judicial separation, a final decree isn't issued meaning the parties remain legally married to each other.

People often talk about a legal separation when they mean just a separation, ie living apart from thier spouse.

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19 Jun 19 #508205 by Under60
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If you feel this is totally wrong, why not talk to her?
I had to take a harsh course of action as ex had all marital money in his accounts, and the line I got after 20 years and 2 children together was “don’t think you are getting anything “
I went to the waste of time and expensive MIAM, there was no point, he was not reasonable.
I had to resort to court due to this!
Discussing stuff would have been far better rather than being told you are worth nothing, and as I am in charge you are getting nothing.....hence course of action. Maybe your ex feels the same?

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20 Jun 19 #508210 by dezpemberton
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thankyou, no i just feel that i either wait for 2 years probably the non fault bill will be published by then or become the applicant on a new application.
in regards to assets ie property just trying to think long term what is best for the children and i think that a deferred sale of property is the line i want to take a try to convince the judge that destabilizing the children at this time could have negative repercussions on their education at this time and would be more prudent from a financial point of view considering brexit effect to the market.

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