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Ammicable Break

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11 Jun 07 #726 by lee555
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Hi all,

New to all this and there's a few words throughout this forum I need to familiarise myself with it seems.

Been married 2 years today and been split since last August (some marriage eh lasting 14 month!) Why did she have to spoil it and want to get married after 5 lovely happy years together?

Anyway, moving on... now we've been split '2 years' on paper (as no one actually knows we didn't split up more or less after getting married) what's my best (quickest) way of getting divorced bearing in mind there are no financial ties/no kids and we are quite ammicable (well I paint the picture I am anyway). Did I say she was also travelling round Oz as well which, could proove a little difficult I'm thinking!

Thank you in advance.

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11 Jun 07 #727 by wikivorce team
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Lee,

You can get a divorce after 2 years separation if you both consent. So the legal part of the divorce process should be quite straightforward.

Although the break is amicable it is still important to formalise the financial aspect of the divorce in a Consent Order so that there is no comeback from either side at a later date.

There are three main options open to you: use solicitors, use an online divorce service or do it yourself.

I think an online divorce service is a sensible option for you. Look under DIY services in our Top Divorce sites section. Start from the Divorce Resources menu on top right of this page.

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11 Jun 07 #728 by lee555
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Wiki,

Thanks for that.

Looking at divorcedirect website, i'm probably better off going for the platinum service then yeah?

Also, will she need to be present for anything or can i just obtain her signatures by DHL and do all the work myself?

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12 Jun 07 #736 by Tinny
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Hi Lee & Wiki
I'm confused (whats new).

Lee you have been married 2 years, so that would mean you got married and separated immediately if you follow the 2 year rule. Would this hold up in law?

Very confused.

Hope you get it sorted

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12 Jun 07 #737 by wikivorce team
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Tinny,

We interpret that lee's plan is to state that the separation took place shortly after the marriage. We have no comment on whether this is a wise plan - its bending the rules - and its up to Lee.

Lee,

Yes the platinum service covers both the legal divorce and the financial Consent Order - so it would seem to meet your needs.

Wikivorce is a volunteer run organisation and we do not endorse any particular site - but are happy to make your aware of companies such as DivorceOnline.

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12 Jun 07 #747 by lee555
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Hi tinny,

Yes that's what i'm saying. There's nothing to say this kind of thing does not happen and nothing to proof how long we were married so I can't see why it wouldn't stand up if we both are consenting.

I'm a bit nervous at the fact I bought her out of the house last August with a 'mutually agreed' sum without putting it through any legal channels (obviously she is now off of the deeds). That's why I'd like it sorting sooner rather than later! On othe other hand, I don't want to upset her family who seem to be clutching at straws that we may get back together after she has done her 'travelling thing'. They're very good to me still and still have photo's of the wedding up around the house.

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12 Jun 07 #751 by Tinny
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Hi Lee
Took me a while to get my head around that one!

Just hope it all works out for you and you can move on. Sorry it worked out the way it did for you. hope the in laws keep friendly too although there seems to be no reason why not.

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