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10 Mar 08 #16370 by Bluenote
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Hello, just found this site.
My situation is as follows.
Been separated for just over 2 years, signed a Separation Agreement, was hoping that could be used as the financial settlement.
Everything so far has been amicable she got the house and a wodge of cash. The kids are grown up and away.
There was no one else involved, I walked out.

Should I petition using 2 year separation or let her use desertion as grounds?

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10 Mar 08 #16378 by mike62
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Bluenote,
Welcome to wikivorce.

Desertion is very rarely used as grounds. 2 year separation by mutual consent is the way to go.

The Separation Agreement, depending on it's content, could be the basis for a Consent Order.

Both of you need to draw it up and take legal advice, then have it rubber stamped by the court. If you don't both take advice is could be used at a potential get out in the future. I take it you are looking for a Clean Break.

Might be worth using a mediator to assist in drafting the Consent Order.

Best of luck,
Mike

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