My husband and I were married in 2009 in Maryland, USA, and would like to get a divorce. We have been living apart for almost three years. We have no children and we agree that we do not want to claim any financial provision, pension sharing, maintenance pending suit, property adjustment or other kind of payments from each other. I am a banker in London and my husband is an attorney in Germany, each of us is able to provide for her/himself (we have same salaries). We are currently debating whether we file for divorce in Germany or in England. Since we are not familiar with the English divorce law, we have the following questions:
Many thanks for your reply Clare. Just wanted to clarify one thing:
May I file for a divorce (my preferred option)? Or must my husband file so that I become a respondent? If latter is the case, does the English law provide for a joint application as referred to in the Council Regulation?
Many thanks for your replies Clare, we will discuss tonight and revert if there is anything else we want to clarify.
Dear Clare, in reference to your answer above (5. Within the Divorce Proceedings you can apply to have a Consent Order dismissing all further claims that you may have against each other sealed by the court) -
-when is the appropriate time (at decree nisi, or at decree absolute application filing) within divorce proceedings to apply for Consent Order?
-is there a particular Concent Order form we could use?
Many thanks again for all your help.