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26 Oct 19 #510184 by redracingcar5
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Greetings all, new here.
Just wondering if someone would be able to offer some advice or guidance please.
I live in Scotland and have been separated from ex wife for 8 years. Recently have settled all the finances involving a solicitor, with no problems whatsoever, all amicable. Cannot believe how much that all cost though!!
I was wondering if I would be able to apply to the courts for a divorce and do it myself?
Is this easy to do? A friend said it should be all straight forward, but thought I would ask here for advice.
If anyone can give me a rough idea/guide as to what it would entail I would be so grateful.
Thank you in advance.

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27 Oct 19 #510187 by rubytuesday
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If you don't have children under the age of 16 then you can use the simplified procedure. It is straight forward and you can do this yourself. www.wikivorce.com/divorce/DIY-Divorce-Re...vorce-Procedure.html

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27 Oct 19 #510188 by redracingcar5
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Hello Rubytuesday,
Thank you for your quick reply.
No children all grown up now.

I will be visiting the link this afternoon, hopefully it will all fall into place (gulp)!

Might be back if I need any help if that's ok?

Many thanks

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27 Oct 19 #510189 by rubytuesday
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Yes, no problem. Just ask any questions you have and we will do our best to help :)

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