A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Lines open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info

Do you need legal advice on a fair financial settlement?

We offer a consultation with experienced family solicitor for a low fixed fee. You will receive legal advice and a written report outlining your legal position and setting out what a fair settlement would look like based on your individual circumstances.

delaying financial arrangements

  • baskey
  • baskey's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
04 Dec 07 #8378 by baskey
Topic started by baskey
my wife has given me an ultiamtum- we return to Australia together (I am English , she is australian) or she goes seperately and gets a divorce.
I do not want a divorce and we still live as a couple . Can I delay the divorce proceeedings for up to 5 years so I can still live in our house ?

Will this be irrelevant if she goes aborad to get a 'quickie divorce' and then gomes back and instructs a lawyer to sort out the financial arrangements

  • attilladahun
  • attilladahun's Avatar
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
04 Dec 07 #8380 by attilladahun
Reply from attilladahun
I suggest the way to consider this is to look at which jurisdiction would be more generous for her.

Research that...generally UK is a preferred choice for may W's especially of wealthy H's.

Some jurisdictions ignore pre owned assets etc..if that relevant..check

It rather looks like the marriage may be doomed if she makes those demands. If there are Children that may influence your descision.

In UK if she wants a divorce now she will likely force the issue and seek divorce on unreasonaable behaviour.

It isn't difficult to do that in reality unless one is a Saint!

5 yrs sep without consent is a ground but if she wants it now she will go down the above route.

Generally she has to satisfy the jurisdiction abroad to issue. Here parties have to live here at least 1 year.

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11

The modern, convenient and affordable way to divorce.

No-Fault Divorce £179

We provide the UK's lowest cost no-fault divorce service, managed by a well respected firm of solicitors. 

Online Mediation £250

Online mediation is a convenient and inexpensive way to agree on a fair financial settlement.

Consent Order £259

This legally binding agreement defines how assets (e.g. properties and pensions) are to be divided.

Court Support £250

Support for people who have to go to court to get a fair divorce financial settlement without a solicitor.