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Proceed to DA without Consent Order

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29 Nov 17 #497884 by Hector22a
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Very simple divorce now been dragging on for one year..

I am the petitioner and petitioned on the basis of unreasonable (violent) behaviour.

Short marriage of 6 yrs.
No children.
No joint accounts.
House in my name and was bought and renovated by me before we met.
Ex made no financial contribution to mortgage at any point.
Has been agreed that it is a premarital asset.

Both in same public sector pension scheme.
CETV difference of approx. £50K. I am the higher earner.

Am fed up of paying solicitors for nothing. Have filled in form E fully. Ex has not.
Ex in a lot of debt but will not disclose amount.

Question is, if I proceed to DA what will ex have to do to claim anything and how much is it likely to cost them? If my ex remarries will then they be unable to claim anything?

I want nothing from them, just a Clean Break if possible.

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30 Dec 17 #498383 by polar
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Just a short reply.
Unless you you have a pre nup agreement signed sealed and delivered then all your x has to say is that it wasn't a short marriage.
Whats it likely to cost? Is she bothered when the stake is taking you on a 50/50 basis.

I would try and get a Clean Break deal ASAP.

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