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Separation

Sandra
28.11.2018 15:46:36

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Good afternoon,
If a decision has been made to separate for a period of time rather than divorce is there a form that requires completion to acknowledge the start date of the separation in order for the marriage to be dissolved if the separation runs to the legally required timeline? Is this 2 years?
Thank you, kind regards , Sandra


timeline i.e. is this 2 years.

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Rebecca Jones
03.12.2018 21:05:08

Hi Sandra, thanks for your message. In regards to two years separation, you do not need to notify the court that you're planning to separate. On the divorce/dissolution petition you will be asked to state (if you're using two years separation) the date that you both agreed that the marriage/civil partnership ended. I hope this is helpful, please get in touch if you'd like anymore advice.

Gillian Tubbs
03.01.2019 12:10:49

what if a former partner refuses to agree the date

Jaspal
13.03.2019 7:05:07

No

Hannah
17.09.2019 13:57:55

Hi Gillian - if one person doesn't agree to the date then you will need to rely on one of the other grounds for divorce that the court currently offers. You can read about them here.

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