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01 Mar 08 #15496 by Jerseylass
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Hi to all.
I have been on this site a wee while, but have now decided to start divorce proceedings.
I separated from my husband last April, although we lived together until December due to financial circumstances. Neither of us could afford to move out. Our house has been up for sale since last September, but has yet to sell, and is now in the process of being re-possesed. I moved out of the family home in January with my daughter(20)and am very happy.
I wish to start divorce proceedings, under Scottish law, on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour. Can anyone give advice on the best way to proceed. I have read up on it but am not sure if i can do this by myself or if i need a lawyer. Have seen a few 'quickie' divorce sites on the internet. Are they ok??
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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03 Mar 08 #15583 by DownButNotOut
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The Quickie divorce sites are useful if you and your ex agree on the financial settlement. They basically help you to complete the necessary court forms in these circumstances. A divorce done this way costs in the region of 500 pounds to complete.

If you fight over the finances, you each likely end up using a solicitor and could run up costs of 5k each quite easily.

So..the most important thing you can do to start with is keep things amicable and try to agree a fair split of the assets and the amount and time period of any maintenance due.

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