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01 Jan 08 #9803 by noclue
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Hi,

Asked my husband to leave for a week or so yesterday as we have been having issues for a long time which have escalated recently. This led to, well not a row, basically him screaming at me as i refused to shout back & him saying he wished everyday i would die in a car crash. So i have decided to go for a divorce rather than separation!
Just wondering what i do next? Going to try to get see a solicitor ASAP. We have been married 2 1/2 years & have a 3 year old daughter. Have house with mortgage that i would like him to move out of.
Any advice re costs, timescales, further issues to be aware of would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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02 Jan 08 #9816 by gone1
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Hi noclue. People say bad things when they argue. Ok this is very bad. But are you sure you want to go thru with this? U have only been married 2 and a half years. Are you sure you cant sort this out? It would be a shame to bin it for a row. Marriage is supposed to be for life for better for worse. Divorce is a bad thing to do. No one wins realy except lawyers. Just be sure that you wont regret it later.


But if you want to divorce go and see a solicitor. Some give a half hour appointment free. Chris.

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02 Jan 08 #9837 by Specialdad
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Unless he is physically violent he does not have to leave till the divorce settlement is done.

This can take up to two years or more.

apply for divorce by issuing a petition.

Try mediation before full court proceedings as its cheaper.

If physically violent get non molestation order and occupation order.

You may contact orders for the child if agreement cant be reached.

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