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Storing Valuable Documents

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29 Aug 12 #352734 by Aerodyne
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I am in process of leaving marital home after years of abuse. I have collected together various documents such as my passport, marriage cert, etc etc but I don''t like carrying them around with me all the time, and don''t want them left in the marital home.

Any ideas for safe storage? Would a solicitor take care of them?


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30 Aug 12 #352748 by Elphie
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I''m guessing if they do, a solisitor would charge. Do you not have any friends or family close by who could put it somewhere safe? Or at work?

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30 Aug 12 #352788 by Action
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Have you asked your bank? I stored stuff with HSBC for many years and there was no charge.

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30 Aug 12 #352799 by u6c00
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Do you have somewhere arranged to stay? If things turn nasty quickly you ought to have somewhere that you know you can go in an emergency.

If you do, have bag of clothes packed and your documents in there. If you have somewhere pre-arranged to go to then keep your emergency bag there so it will not be found by your stbx (who might read all sorts of things into finding a bag of clothes with a passport stashed somewhere).

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31 Aug 12 #353067 by Aerodyne
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Hi - Thanks for info. As of this morning I have all my important stuff with me, and also anything I thought stbx might try and damage to get revenge in boot of car, including ski boots and crash helmet which are curious things to be driving about with in early September.

Will be taking to a safe place later, have a flat lined up for end of next week. Very difficult time, wish me luck!


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