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Asking wife to petition me?

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17 Jul 12 #343849 by theboybambi
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Hello!-my first post here so bear with me! Seperated over 4 years now and my estranged wife is still dragging her feet over divorce proceedings(though she does agree to one!):She is on a range of benefits and I support our 2 children(12,15) with more than the financially recommended amount from CSA(I work F/T but only earn £20,000 pa).Where do I stand in "pushing her" to commence petitioning as I beleive this could cost her a minimal amont but be a huge initial financial burden for me-I find myself in limbo at present and I feel she enjoys the "power" she has over me and the status quo.Any advice?

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17 Jul 12 #343852 by wmorris2
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You are only a year away from being able to divorce her without her involvement. But if you want to then simply do it via the service here.

I know someone who used their £179 divorce and their solicitor which was in Wales sorted it all.

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21 Aug 12 #350929 by tommo121
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As said above, 1 year where you can apply but before losing shares of other assets re pension sharing on divorce

For more advice on this see here:
www.divorceandpensions.com/html/article....Divorce_and_Pensions

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21 Aug 12 #350941 by theboybambi
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Hi tommo 121,
Thanks for the link and will look it up and get back to you
Tried talking to her yesterday to be met with a stony silence-agghhhh!

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