I received a letter from my wife's lawyer asking for full financial disclosure. The letter says that if I don't comply within 28 days, the lawyers have been instructed to raise 'Divorce proceedings'.
We have been separated for 20 months and I was hoping to wait for the 2 year mark to to get divorced on the grounds of a 2 year separation.
My question is, the term 'Divorce proceedings' seems to be a bit threatening but given that I want a divorce (the quicker the better), would it be better for me to not reply and let her start the proceedings ? Or does it mean something a bit nastier ?I'm a bit confused with the terminology. Any help would be appreciated.
In Scotland the finances and arrangements for any children need to be resolved before divorce is granted. The quickest way forward is co-operate and negotiate a reasonable settlement without going through the courts which can be very expensive.
By the time you have negotiated a settlement and it's been turned into a legally binding Separation Agreement you will be able to divorce on the grounds of 2 years separation without consent.