Divorce...

I have been seperated now for about 21 years, and have a new partner who'm I love very much. I now need to divorce my legal wife but I am not sure how or where to start. There are no complications like money or kids involved, so pretty much straight forward. Is there someone with some good advice. as I really need to sort this out before it's too late.
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  • margaretclare
    margaretclare Posts: 10,789 Forumite
    As you've been separated for more than 5 years it should be plain sailing. Have a look at this: https://www.divorce-online.co.uk/DOL-Forum/showthread.php/2805-Divorce-after-5-years-separation-How-do-I-proceed
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  • loveandlight
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    Obtaining the decree absolute so you are officially divorced is only one part of a divorce. You still need to sort out the finances by way of a consent order despite getting the decree absolute. Otherwise your ex spouse could still make a claim against you and even upon your death.
  • Tigsteroonie
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    For good information about the process, I would recommend the Wikivorce website :)
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  • Asher
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    I hope it all goes smoothly for you.
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  • Obtaining the decree absolute so you are officially divorced is only one part of a divorce. You still need to sort out the finances by way of a consent order despite getting the decree absolute. Otherwise your ex spouse could still make a claim against you and even upon your death.
    Can you expand on this? I thought once divorced there could be no claim by either party on the other?
  • Errata
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    Can you expand on this? I thought once divorced there could be no claim by either party on the other?
    Ancillary relief can be sought after a decree absolute has been granted.
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  • Can you expand on this? I thought once divorced there could be no claim by either party on the other?

    Only if there has been a 'clean break' order at the time of divorce. You need to insist on this.
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  • Errata wrote: »
    Ancillary relief can be sought after a decree absolute has been granted.
    On any particular grounds like being below the poverty line whilst ex lives the high life?
    Only if there has been a 'clean break' order at the time of divorce. You need to insist on this.
    Not sure I understand this? Can you elaborate please?
    Thanks.
  • Ancillary relief is explained here: http://www.pcm-law.net/briefguideancil.html

    A clean break order is made at the time of the divorce decree being granted. Neither party can ask for anything from the other after that, whether an inheritance, a lottery win, whatever. See: http://www.jmw.co.uk/services-for-you/family-law/articles/financial-clean-break-order/
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