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5 years seperation

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16 Oct 07 #4769 by Mouse
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Just found this site, need help as to where to start.

Been seperated nearly 5 years from husband, we both previously lived in rented property, he has moved on and is with another partner, and I am to, I am now pregnant with my first child with my new partner and we live in rented propety and are both on working tax credit. I am not sure where my husband resided or his whereabouts, I would like to divorce him before my baby is born however can i get a diy divorce without knowing his whereabouts. His mother i know where she lives can i get petition delivered there, she seems reluctant to inform me of his whereabouts. we have not been in contacted since we split. whats the best way to go forward with this..

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16 Oct 07 #4770 by gone1
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Ok I suspect you want this to go as smootly as poss so I reckon you should approch your soon 2 b mil and ask her if she would forward the pettion. You could enter her address as his last known. Should work. Chris

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16 Oct 07 #4772 by Mouse
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Thanks for swift reply, do you think it would easy to go the diy divorce way, and another question, if my soon to be ex does`nt reply to any petitions, will this then begin to cost me, i am already on low income even though i do work, just moving into our new flat and trying to prepare for a new baby is going to really stretch us as a couple. any advice would be welcome as to ball park figures of costs should it all go smoothly, and of course any extras if it should not. many thanks

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16 Oct 07 #4780 by gone1
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This is half the problem getting the other half to sign.
I would have a word with the ex mil 1st to see if she will help you. She is key. He probably thinks the same as you and just wants out of it.

It shouldnt cost you. You dont need to do it on line. You can go to the courts and do it there. Its not hard and I think the forms are downloadable. It only costs when their is solicitors involved. Chris

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