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22 Apr 12 #325773 by aviary
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My wife walked out five weeks ago now saying she did not love me etc etc all the usual just packed and left.
Now as far as I am concerned I am presuming that she will be seeking a divorce.
Now my question is this should I get in touch with a solicitor now and start things moving or wait for her to make the first move.She has not been in touch apart from to say she wont be back and a text to say I will be around to pick my things up.
So should I get things moving or wait for her????

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22 Apr 12 #325775 by Ian00123
Reply from Ian00123

My wife left 8 weeks ago on thursday.
Said all contact via solicitors ect.
Even though her''s is not representing her.
She has filled for divorce based on a pack of lies. not made any proposals for the children, basically burying her head in the sand.

I would suggest give your wife time.
You can usually get a free half hour with a solicitor. I would suggest going to get some advice.

The question shouldnt be should you make the first move. Question should be do you see it as over and do you want a divorce?

Also the solicitor will be able to help advise regarding finances ect.

Also when she does come to collect anything try and make sure you have a police officer present to avoid any confrontation.
I have heard and read alot on here. And people do make up lies about the other.

Try not to be put into a position where you lose everything.

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