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03 May 12 #328257 by REDCABOOSE
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Hi, got married in a registry office 36 years ago, the ceremony took 5 minutes, so far we have spent £85,000 and ongoing. I just feel that everyone from solicitors,barristers,mediators,pension experts, therapists, court costs, everyone is taking their bit from the honey pot and the pot for my future is getting smaller and smaller!

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03 May 12 #328258 by epitome title
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I think you have hit the nail on the head, once a marriage ends, the costs begin in more ways than one.

What stage are you at after all that expense?

Kind regards

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03 May 12 #328262 by dukey
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85k is high, are you using collaborative lawyers by any chance?.

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03 May 12 #328264 by NoWhereToTurnl
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Mine cost above that, don''t go for spouse maintenance, as I was advised go for pension sharing or capitalisation so you never need to go through it again. Its hell to revisit and brings back all the hurt again, good luck and best wishes.

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03 May 12 #328265 by hawaythelads
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Jesus wept give us £10k and I''ll come and bang your heads together to knock some sense into em ;)
All the best
HRH xx

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03 May 12 #328267 by WYSPECIAL
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Because it is worth it!

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03 May 12 #328268 by Lostboy67
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Wow 85k is a lot of money. The financial cost of divorce are really only governed by the depth of your pockets and how much how long you want to spend in courts etc.
If both parties can come to agreement on everything then its possible to do the whole job using a managed service for under 2k


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