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Brazilian citizen married to US/UK citizen

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21 Aug 12 #350873 by maubueno
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Hello there,
So i am a Brazilian citizen i am/was married to a dual citizen of the US/UK, we got married in San Diego California in 2005, but now residing in the UK. We have agreed on the divorce, but it seem a little crazy to me the solicitor fees. Is it doable ? Length of the process and fees advice? Is it really necessary to have a solicitor involved. From what i heard from one it would end up costing me near 1500 pounds. We don''t have anything (house, car) ..
I am not a resident here and although my wife/ex wife is from here she only been here close to a year , does that matter?
Thanks for your advice in advance...

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21 Aug 12 #350884 by dukey
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It does not need to be expensive, this site offers a solicitor service for £179, so the full costs are.

£340 divorce application

£45 for the Decree Absolute

You can actually complete all the paper work yourself if your prepared to do some learning, this site is packed with guides and questions and answers relating to the applications, which are

D80 divorce application, get this one right though, if you make a mistake its costs £90 each time you need to correct it.

D84 Directions for trial

D80 statement of truth in support

D36 application to Nisi made absolute

Job done.

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21 Aug 12 #350888 by maubueno
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Dukey,
I had been told that the fact that i am not a resident in the UK would stop me from getting divorced ? Any inputs on that?
and again thanks and sorry for my ignorance with some of the questions..
regards

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21 Aug 12 #350892 by dukey
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Not too worry, the fact that your other half lives here means yes you can divorce here, you say your ex is from here, i assume you mean born over here meaning they have domicile status, they are also habitually resident.

So your thinking what on earth is this nut job talking about, don`t worry about it, all you need to know is you can divorce under the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

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