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Divorcing, opinion needed.(3 Posts)
Please, I found this forum online so I’ll make sure to explain myself the best way I can because of my English, so be patient with my questions.
I want to take a divorce from wife and we have agreed to this already, so we have a mutual understanding to do the divorce as quick as we can. We are aged 33, no financial ties (mortgage), no children, literally building our lives when things started falling apart.
I hope to save money on a lawyer so I want to manage the divorce process myself, I found this form online s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/d8-eng.pdf , I will fill and submit the form.
But the questions that I have is:
1)Because I am doing this myself, I have no lawyer so when my wife receive and signed the divorce paper, are we still going to need a lawyer or have to go courts to do anything, like represent ourselves, because I don’t have this experience of speaking in the court like they do on TV. I am asking because I don’t know if going to the court to answer why we are divorcing is part of the divorce proceedings after she sign the divorce form that I will file.
It is only part of the divorce if your wife were to "defend it". Most people do not do this (it is pointless and very expensive), and I am guessing your wife won't as you have together agreed to get divorced.
If you want to get divorced quickly, you are better off picking "unreasonable behaviour" as your reason - your wife and yourself could pick the "reasons", as the other routes open to you (apart from adultery) take longer.
thank you for your response.
So in our case, best point being to print out our divorce form, fill it, include the court fee of £550 and wait for the court to process our divorce papers so she can sign it and send it back because I am confident that I can d this?
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