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29 Apr 12 #327329 by largestherb
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Hello. My name is andrew, I am a reasonably young person that made a complicated mistake.

Short story, I was involved with an American person, we did some fancy marriage visa stuff and she came to live over here. It wasn''t a sham marriage or anything, but we drifted apart and she left back for the US.

We have been apart for two years now and both want to divorce.

No children, nothing messy at all. Just two people who have moved on with their lives in completely different countries who wish to cut that awkward societal tie.

Someone, please guide me through this! :(

I need help on how to properly fill out the form, I need help on how to file for exemption of court fees (I earn little enough money that I apply for this).
I am just really kind of lost and want to get this done ASAP.

A slight further complication is she took the marriage certificate back to America. Is there a simple way to get a new one?

I''d like to stay away from a solicitor (unless anyone wants to do this for free, ha) because I really have no money for it.

Arrrgh, please help!

Edit: Ahh, also.. the six week wait after getting the Decree Nisi.. since we have already been apart for two years, is there anyway to skip that? it seems like prolonging an experience that I would like to be swift..

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29 Apr 12 #327331 by u6c00
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Hi

Can''t help with the divorce proceedings but with regard to the certificate, you ought to be able to phone the register office where your marriage was registered. They can provide a duplicate.

I''m not sure of the cost, I believe a duplicate birth certificate is less than £10 however.

Hope it all goes smoothly for you.

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29 Apr 12 #327332 by largestherb
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Oh my goodness, thank you! That is my kind of price range.

My best wishes for you, as well!

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30 Apr 12 #327342 by hadenoughnow
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Ate you in touch with her? If you both agree to divorce, you could try the Wiki service. Why not give the helpline a call?

Hadenoughnow

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30 Apr 12 #327349 by dukey
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This is probably more complicated than you think, it''s not one form it''s four, if you get the first one wrong it''s £90 each time for you to correct it, the exemption form you mention is virtually pointless most are refused, any which way divorce will coat you money, wiki can help you do the forms but the court costs are £385 even then the money part will remain open.

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02 May 12 #327827 by largestherb
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Can anyone else comment on the court fee exemption? ..I earn less than £5000 a year and do not claim anything from the government.
I read that if you earn under £13,000 you are exempt from court fees.. why would they refuse?

I really wanted to get this started this week.. where can I go to find out how to fill out the form(s?) properly.

This is scaring me and I really don''t have much money spare..

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02 May 12 #327828 by u6c00
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Hi

If your earnings are very low, I can recommend Community Legal Advice. They are primarily phone based, and I don''t think they will represent you in court if needed, but they may be able to offer guidance. More information and telephone number can be found here

www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Use...tscontacts/DG_195356

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