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I would like to know how long I need to keep correspondence

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I would like to know how long I need to keep correspondence (as opposed to the papers relating to the actual divorce) pertaining to my divorce which took place in 2001. Your advice would be appreciated. Thank you. N.Lundgren (Mr)
Hi thank you for your question, I will assist you with this.

There is no set time limit for private individuals, it is really down to if you think that you will need them again - as opposed to the actual court documents (which you should keep forever really) should there be any animosity or likely confusion with your ex spouse. If the matter is settled by court order then you are not likely to need the general correspondence.

Your solicitor should retain a copy of their file - they usually keep theirs for a minimum of 6 years.

I trust this assists but if you do have any further questions, or specific reasons for your question, please ask.

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