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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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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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My question is I have been separeted from my wife for three

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My question is I have been separeted from my wife for three and a half years , we both have a house together which has no mortage on it, I would like to find out also about how you would go aboout it
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Which part of the Uk are you in, and what would you like to know about the situation
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Basically I would like to start my divorce

and also sell the house we both have, l am from Birmingham



How much is the house worth and who currently lives there
Does your wife agree that there should be a divorce?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The house it self is worth about nnety thousand

pounds and my wife refuses to divorce because she is

Roman Cathloic .

She also refuses to speak to me ihave tried to speak to

My wife over the phone but she only hangs uo on me,

it has been almost 4 years since the separation

What other assets and debts are there and what income do you each have?
Are there any children involved?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

As far as I no there are no bank loan against the property

, as far as I nomy wufe is working as acare assistance

Asfar as any assets there is none on both sides.

my self as just gone selfemployedl

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


We have two girl,s aged 19 and 21, concerning any assets me

personal I have no savings and no bank loan against

the property.

As far as my wife she work, s as a careworker as far as I no

my wife I do not no if she as any assets

As for debts


What pension provision do you have and what income?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

At the moment I have pension working in different

jobs from the time I have left school , but I have no

private pension, I hace just gone self employed from


What income did you have last year?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

II was unemployed from 2012 till February 2014 I am selfemployed

If you wish to have a divorce it will be wiser to wait until you have been apart for five years as then your wife will have difficulty in defending the petition
You can read more about the process here
Once the divorce is underway then you can apply within the financial side of the proceedings for the House to be sold and the proceeds divided equally between you
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you