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Clare, Family Solicitor
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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do i need my wifes consent to a divorce if we have been seperated

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do i need my wifes consent to a divorce if we have been seperated for 13.5 years and how much will it cost me
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Are there any outstanding financial issues between you?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

none and no children involved

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
In that case you can issue a divorce based on the fact that you have lived apart for more than five years
The process is described here
https://www.gov.uk/divorce/file-for-divorce
If you do it yourself there is no need for it to cost more than the Court fees of £455
The only basis that she could delay the divorce would be if she could show that she would be financially disadvantaged by it - in which case that would have to be dealt with first
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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