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    Hi,

    Me and my wife are ready now for a divorce , been sperated for 19 months
    It will just be a clean break ( no money or property ) to exchange

    Just wondering if we could do a diy divorce or can you use just one solicitor ?

    Thanks for any info

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    Are you wishing to divorce in the UK?

    Where were you married?

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    Yes in uk
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    Oh right, can't help you much there but this might be useful:

    https://www.gov.uk/divorce/overview

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    You don't need a solicitor for a divorce in the UK..Go to your local county court and get the forms..Costs about £450 plus these days..But you will need a solicitor if there are any children involved or if there are finances involved..

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanr View Post
    Me and my wife are ready now for a divorce , been sperated for 19 months.
    You will need to wait for 2 years if you want a no blame divorce.
    There are only 5 reasons for a divorce in the UK. Sadly there are only 3 reasons to divorce within 2 years. If you want one now then one of the first 3 MUST apply.
    Adultery
    Unreasonable behaviour
    Desertion
    You have lived apart for more than 2 years (if both agree)
    You have lived apart for at least 5 years (if only 1 agrees)

    Quote Originally Posted by tudorowen1 View Post
    Go to your local county court and get the forms...
    No need. You can do this online, have a look here to get started, but you then send the forms to your local council.

    And it is £550 to start the divorce, other fees may apply after (depends if all agree along the way).

    All you need to know and do is online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary & Nok View Post
    You will need to wait for 2 years if you want a no blame divorce...
    Indeed. It will be much quicker and much cheaper to wait until you have been living apart for 24 months. After that it is effectively an administrative divorce without either side taking blame and without need for either of you to attend a court hearing.

    If there are no children and no assets to deal with, all very straightforward and can be done without the need to instruct a solicitor. Depending on you/your wife's income, it may be possible to have some or all of the court fee 'remitted' - have a look here: https://www.gov.uk/get-help-with-court-fees - if your wife qualifies for fees remission (and you don't) it might be best if she presents the petition, nothing preventing you from both attending court to sort out the paperwork.

    If you were married abroad there is a little more work needed with marriage certificates and official translations and affidavits but your local county court will assist you with the requirements.
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    What is the procedure if you don't know your wife's address or whereabouts?
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    If you have been separated over 5 years I doubt it would matter..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
    What is the procedure if you don't know your wife's address or whereabouts?
    That would certainly slow down progress, there are several processes that need to be followed in an attempt to locate the respondent. Eventually you would seek leave of the court for substituted service of proceedings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
    What is the procedure if you don't know your wife's address or whereabouts?

    Have you lost her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip View Post
    Have you lost her?

    No still got mine, this is someone elses stray
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanr View Post
    Hi,

    Me and my wife are ready now for a divorce , been sperated for 19 months
    It will just be a clean break ( no money or property ) to exchange

    Just wondering if we could do a diy divorce or can you use just one solicitor ?

    Thanks for any info
    I did read your post dated the 1st September 2015.

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