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30 Oct 07 #5493 by Guru
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Hi Guys,
Just been advised that if I start divorce proceedings it will cost me more than if she started the proceedings against me, is this true? Thanks in advance.:huh:

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30 Oct 07 #5498 by OBEs 1 canoodly
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Hi Guru

Just going by our own experience my partner was the Applicant in Divorce and it cost him the court costs of around £300. His wife then went for Ancillary Relief and as such had the upper hand to demand and be as stubborn as she possibly could which resulted in her fees totalling nearly £11k!!!

My partners fees weren't quite so high but still cost him £6k!!! There were no real winners....she got to keep the house as she wanted but it is now a noose around her neck, he came out with very little which has now got to last him for the rest of his natural......the worst £16k ever spent!!! Would have been better off in the grand kids piggy bank!!

I leave you to work out the rest but my suggestion to you would be to go for mediation if there is a lot to divide and discuss and try to be as amicable as possible if just for the sake of both your bank balances and emotional wellbeing!!!

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30 Oct 07 #5502 by Guru
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Thanks OBEs 1, looks like mediation is the route for us.

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31 Oct 07 #5551 by gone1
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mediation is supposed to be good. But its not for everyone. My ex is very inflexable and I cant sit in the same room as her and breath the same air. So its not for me. Depends what the worse half is like. Chris.

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31 Oct 07 #5558 by Guru
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I haven't really sat down and talked to the wife since she left so I don't know what it's going to be like. The times we do talk it's all about why she has left and why is she doing what's shes doing. However the house goes up for sale in the new year so we will need to talk to sort out the money, belongings ,etc. I can only hope we can use mediation as I don't need anymore stress. Guru..

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