I am finally nearing the end of the road & am expecting to start the divorce/Consent Order process within a month. This has been held up by my ex but given that he is relocating to Qatar next month, he now seems to be giving this some priority... it clearly suits him to do this now!!
So, does it make things more difficult if he lives overseas? We are all agreed on everything, it''s amicable & I will be using the wikivorce service. Can these things be done over email if necessary? I can''t bear the thought of having to wait much longer to be honest.
if your ex is cooperating, it shouldn''t be a problem.
The Petition can be posted to him, and he will need to post back the acknowledgment, so this will be slightly slower than if you were both in the UK.
If you act now, you could get the petition issued and served before he leaves, which means you don''t have to worry about serviing him overseas. It may also be worth getting a conent order drawn up to reflect the finacial agreement you''ve reached, now. You can''t send it to court until your divorce reaches the Decree Nisi stage, but there is no reason not to get it drawn up, agreed and signed now. (not least because it will be easier for him to access legal advice when he''s still here)
Fnally, you may find that it pays to work with a solicitor rather than an online service in this particualr instance, as they are likely to have more experience at dealing woth non-standard situations and to be better equipped to sort things out if things don''t go smoothly.