UPDATE: Divorce - "The Blame Game" - Law Reform

(stella wood) #1

So much heartache in divorce… is there a better way ?

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(Mark Robbins) #2

Never been there myself, but divorce by it’s very nature is usually confrontational.

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(stella wood) #3

occasionally one hears of an “amicable” divorce… :thinking:

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(Timothy Cole) #4

As someone who’s been through it the biggest issue is not how long you have to wait to get the decree absolute but how long and expensive it is to reach a financial settlement that both parties can agree on.

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(stella wood) #5

Ghastly, by the sound of it… so, amicable and not being led by Lawyers… is that a better way to go… ??? is that a possible way to go (for some) ???

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(Timothy Cole) #6

My wife and I are currently having to endure BIL’s divorce saga which is now into year three with costs to date now above £50k, IMO there should be a time limit for reaching a settlement.

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(stella wood) #7

There must be a quicker way… one chap I know has been married 5 times ( + live-in ladies :zipper_mouth_face: ) … got to the point where his Mum refused to buy any more Wedding Presents… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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(Timothy Cole) #8

Fraid not Stella, if a couple can’t agree a settlement then it has to go through the courts which takes an enormous amount of time as available hearing dates have to be booked months in advance.

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(stella wood) #9

Ha ha… 5 times… he married at 21 and then his last marriage was when he was late 50’s… plus the other ladies in between… I think the last lady is on a winner… he is exhausted… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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(stella wood) #10

Hopefully, this will help folk …

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(Graham Lees) #11

Shouldn’t this be under the brexit category?

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(Thomas Butterworth) #12

In Germany, there is a separation year and then the court procedure with No Blame involved. Simple.
In some respects England is well behind the times. In addition, the decree nisi is the date of the court appearance and not god knows how long after and if it has been applied for. It is automatic. Quite simple really.

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(Bob Sivell) #13

Yes, but I found out just in time that it isn’t legal…

Shame, as it’s much cheaper

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(Ann Coe) #14

Not if you get caught :shushing_face:

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(Bob Sivell) #15

I don’t know why I was worried ; no-one would have questioned her absence.

Another opportunity missed

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