I have another problem relating to Divorce for which I would like your advice even if it means making another payment. Below is the problem.
Kindly analyse and let me know....
Hello, I signed a marriage certificate with my wife 11 years ago. This certificate was signed in Cameroon in 2003. We have lived together most of this time. We moved to the UK in 2006. We now have 2 children. The first is 11 years old and the second is 8 years old. We all moved into the UK 9 years ago and we all possess British citizenship (e.g. my wife, myself and the 2 kids). My wife has mental health issue and has been in and out of the hospital for a number of times during our stay in the UK. We separated last year (e.g. in 2014) thus do not share the same accommodation any longer. Although I do not have any legal document which can be used as evidence of the separation. (The separation occurred after she became mentally ill and reported a false allegation of domestic violence against me to the police. I had no support from the police nor from the social system and decided I was not going to live with her any longer. After a while, she was discharged from the hospital and was then referred to the council as homeless). She was then assigned a social accommodation and has therefore been living at a separated address. We are considered separated since 12 April 2013 when she got admitted to the hospital.
I would like to find out if on the basis of this long term separation, I can initiate a divorce process. If I decide to divorce,
- Can the court delivers an attestation confirming that we have been separated for a while so to enable me to use the same toward the divorce process?
- Without such attestation would the time spent separated still count toward the divorce process?
- How much am I likely to spend?
- How long could this process take to complete?
- Am I entitled to have another partner while waiting for the above process to complete?
- If a divorce is pronounce, am I liable to her? In other word would I be bound to pay any fees to her? If so why?
- What is your advice to me in this scenario?
- And how do I go about it?
I look forward to hear from you