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Dealing with a selfish husband

Ronniewilma8 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Can anyone give advice on divorce and all that goes with it


  • MW123
    MW123 Scope Member Posts: 357 Pioneering

    You haven't mentioned whether children will be involved in the event of a divorce, which could add a layer of complexity to the situation. To initiate the divorce process, you can handle it yourself by completing a D8 form, which you can download online or obtain a hard copy from the courts. Alongside the D8 form, you'll need to provide supporting documents such as your marriage certificate, details of any children, and information about your financial situation. Additionally, you'll need to pay the court fees when submitting the form. 

    Once the D8 form is filed, the court will provide instructions on when and how to submit your financial information. This includes details about your income, assets, debts, expenses, and any other relevant financial information. The documents required may consist of bank statements, tax returns, pay slips, property valuations, mortgage statements, pension statements, and any other pertinent financial records. In some instances, the court may also require you to complete a document outlining your proposed arrangements for the division of assets, property, and debts, which helps the court understand your intentions. 

    If the court finds the grounds for divorce satisfactory and all required documents are submitted, and if all parties are in agreement, a decree nisi will be granted. After a waiting period, you can proceed to apply for a decree absolute to complete the divorce process.


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,287 Disability Gamechanger
    If I'm honest you will probably need decent legal advice and not advice from those who are not in possession of all the facts.
    Good luck 
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  • MW123
    MW123 Scope Member Posts: 357 Pioneering

    Woodbine, your insight is on point. However, I sensed that Ronniewilma8 might be seeking general advice since she didn't provide specific details. Hence, I inquired if children were involved. While the D8 route is popular for divorce now, I've provided some general advice below to clarify things for Ronniewilma8.

    Seeking legal advice is invaluable, yet there are situations where individuals may need to explore more cost-effective alternatives. Acquiring legal aid for divorce isn't always feasible, and covering legal expenses can be a significant burden. Below are reasons why you might engage a solicitor.

    In cases involving substantial assets and disagreement over their division, most people opt for legal representation for both parties, particularly if one party has a much stronger financial position.

    Similarly, in contentious divorces where communication has broken down, the intervention of a qualified family solicitor is often necessary.

    Furthermore, when children are involved, negotiations with the other spouse and their legal representatives may become more complex, requiring the expertise of a family solicitor.

    Ultimately, whether to engage a solicitor or explore other options depends on the individual circumstances. It's important to weigh the costs and benefits of each option and seek legal advice as needed to make well informed decisions.


  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ronniewilma8

    I'm so sorry to hear you are going through a divorce. I see our community have been helpful! :) We are here if you ever need to talk <3 
    Hannah - She / Her

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