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Which first - finances or divorce

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12 Nov 07 #6507 by LittleNix
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I think the divorce side of this mess will be quite easy (adultery which he admitted) and I have looked into a quickie divorce on the internet and that seems to cover everything but the financial side may not be so easy as there is equity etc that we would need to share or poosibly I buy him out.

Would it be best to wait for the finances to be sorted before divorcing or does it really make any difference which way round it is done?

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12 Nov 07 #6512 by sexysadie
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Do the finances first. There are a number of people on here who didn't and they are having trouble years down the line. The process seems to be (correct me if I'm wrong, someone):

apply for divorce
Get Decree Nisi (which is basically the judge saying you can get divorced)
Apply for anciliary relief (sorting out the finances)
once they are sorted, apply for Decree Absolute.


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12 Nov 07 #6513 by LittleNix
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Thanks Sadie - wasn't sure which way to do it but the way you said makes sense. Thanks

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13 Nov 07 #6520 by loobyloo
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hi ln
Sadie correct i have had nisi for ages but my sol not applying for ab til ancillary relief over.. if ever..
It is a long winded proccess and brings out the worst in the respondant... so be prepared to find a whole different side to your x2b.... its prob in long run character building.. Im soooo convinced!!!!
take care and be caeful

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