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Some questions for Form D8 before I send off

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11 Jan 19 #505677 by DrPepper
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Hi, i just need to clarify a few things.

Firstly, I have two marriage certificates I expect that is one each for us as they are the same but different numbers on top right, do I send both of these with the form?

I have changed my middle name by deedpole after the marriage, I know i need to enclose the original form but how do I get it back? I know I won't get the marriage certificates back but it doesn't say anything about enclosing an SAE to get any other forms back.

with regards to the D8 itself:

On section 7.2 where you give reasons, can I just enclose a typed separate sheet, the box isn't very big to put everything in and I would rather type it out?

Section 10 (dividing your money & property)

10.1 asks if you want to apply for a financial order, im a little confused here. We do agree on dividing everything up but I thought that would be covered before the absolute by getting a solicitor to draw up a Consent Order?

Lastly, is the fee £550 to send?

thanks in advance

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11 Jan 19 #505678 by Under60
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I know one of your answers!
It is £550 fee.

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11 Jan 19 #505680 by DrPepper
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ha ha thanks :-)

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