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24 Mar 08 #17542 by shazza
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my x2b and i are still living in the same house for financial reasons as i am a student and can't get my own mortgage yet. We have been living/sleeping seperately for more than a year and want the amicable approach therefore 2 years seperation with consent. Will the time we have been living seperately but in the same house count or do I have to ask him to leave and then wait another 2 years. I am tired now and want this to end.

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24 Mar 08 #17544 by Tag
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Like you I was led to believe that if you were both agreeable that you had been living seperate lives even if under the same roof then that would be ok, I was told that the court would ask for evidnce that we were living seperate lives even tho in the same property, but sadly we were not given the chance to provide any evidence that we had lived seperate lives at all, just told the application for divorce was declined due to not living seperate lives for two yrs.

Good luck!

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24 Mar 08 #17545 by dukey
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Hello Shazza

Being seperated and liveing in the same house is not easy, the court would expect that for the two years you both lived totaly seperate lives, not eating together jiont cooking not even doing washing together seperate food and the list goes on.

Perhaps it would be better to consider UB as a means to divorce the reasons used dont need to be dramatic or that specific and therefore dont need to be that offensive.
Its worth thinking about as the district judge may not accept you were seperated when liveing under the same roof.


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