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15 Apr 17 #491134 by Fed_Up
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Hi all.

I'd be grateful for advice on how to proceed.

Got divorced. Nisi in December 2015. Nothing happened after 6 weeks. I inquired. Then Absolute at the end of march 2016. I was the Respondent.

We did not have a financial settlement. Saying that, my ex demanded a Clean Break right from the outset. In fact, in April 2016, she said (again) that she was happy with a Clean Break and that she would pay for it. Went quiet.

I am happy with a Clean Break. I just want everything over and done with. Over the past 2+ years (since November 2014), things have not been good for me (cancer and all). But I just want it all over. She is not responding. On my end, I just want to clear everything without unnecessary legal costs.

What's the best approach in this case? I can afford the Clean Break package offered on Wikivorce, but no more.

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16 Apr 17 #491147 by hadenoughnow
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Have you agreed how the finances are to be sorted out?

Do you have an address for her or other means of contact?

I would suggest a simple letter setting out the agreement. Keep to financial details and don't include any of the emotional stuff.

Explain that a Consent Order will protect you both in the future. Point her at the consent order service on this site and suggest you take this route.

Give a date for a response.

Hadenoughnow

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