i got married in january 2006 and in may this year i moved out. i have been living on my own ever since, my husband has moved in with a woman.
i was so sad while i was married, we argued constantly, he always talked bad about my friends and about my country ( i am not english). I want to get a divorce, but i can't even afford the £300 fee, and he will not pay it, as he said he is in no rush of getting a divorce. but i am only 23 and i want out... i have cried enough, i am alone in this country and i just want a fresh start. at the end, we slept in separate rooms, had no closness for over 6 months and i just could not cope with the arguments and the loneliness any more.
i dont even know where to start, i mean i got the form to fill in, but as we got married in another country i dont konow what papers i need. do i need more copies of my marriage cert, as i have only one for which i had to go home and get a copy, because my husband lost the original. i cant afford to go and get more copies, i cant afford the £300 fee, i cant afford anything as i am a student as well and pay for my courses.
i dont know if anyone knows if i can get away without paying the court fee, as i just want to get started with it. if i try to talk to him he swears at me and leaves me terrible meaasges calling me names. i just don't konw what to do.
we have no children, dont own a house, i just took some clothes and left. i did not ask for anything, as he would not even give me my hamster.
what is the easyest way? and can i divorce on unresonable behaviour grounds?
Contact you local citizen advice buro (number in the phone book) and speak to them. They will most likely ask you to visit them and they should be able to answer all you questions and advise on legal aid etc.
Good Luck, stay strong.
I am not sure that you can get divorced here if you got married in another country. I dont know. Ask the CAB they will know. If I was you I would just go home and forget the divorce. He will do it to you one day and in the meantime you could get on with your life. I feel sorry for you becuase you are in a strange country and you have the dirty done on you. Keep your chin up this will all be sorted one day. All the best Chris.
The residency requirements for divorcing in the UK have been fulfilled so you can divorce here using UB citing verbal abuse, arguments etc.You may ask the officers in the court for help relating to the process, but they can't give you legal advice.
Alternatively perhaps you should tell your husband you will wait and make a financial claim against him later in the hope he might petition you.