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Just starting the process - slightly daunted....

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26 Jun 12 #339331 by TractorMan
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As the topic says - just starting the process using the fixed price service on this website. Placed my "order" today!

Anyone else used it and how did they find it?

My story in short:

My wife wants children (originally didn''t), I don''t and that combined with her blocking any kind of career progression has led us to agree to divorce.

So married 9 years, together 18 years and now looking at what seems an abyss of nothing!

Friends think i''m rushing into finalising everything legally, as we have only been separated 6 weeks, but while it may seem hasty, we both agree that longer term it is the best thing to do.

So we are going for an "unreasonable behaviour" divorce, based on the facts above, even though it is as amicable as it can be! Anyone see any problems with these as reasons?

I must say, just daunted and a little scared by it all. We''ve agreed to split everything, house etc 50/50 so nothing to worry about there.

Any advice or words of support from others who have been in a similar situation appreciated as it seems all too much at the moment, even though i''m the person driving the process through.

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26 Jun 12 #339334 by dukey
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Lots and lots of people use the wiki service me included though it''s a while back now. I think it took about 16 weeks from the day I ordered till the CO and Absolute was through.

Like you me and the ex wife agreed the reasons for divorce and the money side, those agreements make it all so much easier, the solicitor does all the work and they will help you with the wording, you give the solicitor the reasons and they write it up in legal speak, the other advantage of the wiki service is they have a free phone line you can call 9-11pm any day of the week, so if your not sure about something and the solicitors is closed call the wiki line.

Just having the agreement means it should be smooth and hasstle free, I did have a slight problem with my CO but that was the judge who questioned it, my order was far from run of the mill though so don''t worry about it.

Oh and wellcome to wiki

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