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19 Sep 12 #356643 by glenntullett@gmail.com
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We got married in the UK in 1996. I have moved to mainland Europe. Does this throw up any problems?
If so, could I use my parents'' UK address.
Thank you.

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19 Sep 12 #356686 by TBagpuss
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your ex could divorce you, in the UK.

If you wish to issue proceedings, you would have to set out why you think the UK courts have jurisdiction - see notes here hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfind...s/d008-notes-eng.pdf

it sounds as though you may fit into the category that:

"The Petitioner and Respondent were last habitually resident in England and Wales and the [Petitioner*] [or] [the Respondent*] still reside there"


It would also potentially be open to you to issue fproceedigns in the country where you are currently living.

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