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    • catflap11
    • By catflap11 10th Oct 17, 3:45 PM
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    Divorce query
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    • 10th Oct 17, 3:45 PM
    Divorce query 10th Oct 17 at 3:45 PM
    I am currently doing a diy divorce and I'm using the unreasonable behaviour reason against my soon to be ex wife.

    We didn't have any assets or shared accounts and I have paid for the fee myself. I havent asked for anything financially and it is simply an excercise to formally separate.

    Is there anything I should be aware of or potential pitfalls? I suppose what I am asking is have I done this correctly?

    Thanks for any help
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 10th Oct 17, 3:50 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 3:50 PM
    How long have you been separated? And if not long as it seems to be, has she consented?
    • catflap11
    • By catflap11 10th Oct 17, 3:57 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 3:57 PM
    We broke up a year ago and I moved out in January, we had been married for 2 years (coming up to 3 years)
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 10th Oct 17, 3:58 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 3:58 PM
    We broke up a year ago and I moved out in January, we had been married for 2 years (coming up to 3 years)
    Originally posted by catflap11


    So she would need to consent the divorce - does she?
    • catflap11
    • By catflap11 10th Oct 17, 4:02 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 4:02 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 4:02 PM
    She does, but I'm not sure if she has a right to claim anything from me (not that I have anything)
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 10th Oct 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 4:14 PM
    She does, but I'm not sure if she has a right to claim anything from me (not that I have anything)
    Originally posted by catflap11
    Not from you, but from the marriage. - it's unlikely as it's not a long marriage.
    • catflap11
    • By catflap11 10th Oct 17, 4:30 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 4:30 PM
    Great, thanks for that, I was just having a bit of a panic thinking I'd missed something obvious!
    • macman
    • By macman 11th Oct 17, 6:29 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 6:29 PM
    If you are divorcing her on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour, then she does not need to consent: if she does, then you can divorce on the grounds of two year's separation by consent (5 year's without).
    Since the latter appears possible in your situation, why not use that, rather than unreasonable behaviour, which presumably neither of you particularly want to expand upon during the legal process?
    I find it difficult to accept that there are no assets at all: if no house (or children), what about cars, furniture, etc?
    Last edited by macman; 11-10-2017 at 6:36 PM.
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    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 11th Oct 17, 7:22 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 7:22 PM
    Even if there are no assets, it would be sensible to have clean break order so that neither of you can make claims against the other, if either of you builds assets in the future.
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