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If you are separating, you can ask the court to intervene so you can legally live apart and have the court assess a financial order. You need to complete the send form D8 (see attached) and send that with a fee of £365 payable to HMCTS to your local family court centre. You will need to send a copy of your marriage certificate with the D8 form when you send it to the court. If you wanted to divorce, you would need to issue a divorce petition and thereafter issue financial remedy proceedings with Form A.
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Yes, it's £365 for the judicial separation and another £255 for the financial order application
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Yes, you have to issue either a divorce petition or a judicial separation first before you can ask for the financial order. You can ask for an order that your husband pays the costs.
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