What are the grounds for divorce if the couple has been together for 40 years, lives under the same roof, and one is a housewife? | LawHive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
What are the grounds for divorce if the couple has been together for 40 years, lives under the same roof, and one is a housewife?
So my parents want to divorce after 40 years. They want to just split the house half once sold. They dont want to go through solicitors because of expenses and they dont want to go after each others money which is separate and always has been. The problem is the grounds of divorce there doesnt seem to be an amicable ground for divorce on the online divorce site. They live under the same roof, my mum has been a housewife for 40 years so they can do the 2 year separation one as they still live together and my dad pays bills, food etc. What option do they have? My dad wont let the house sell until they are divorced as he doesnt want her trying to go for his money after its sold and halved and she is the same. They dont trust each other at all. Any advice? Thanks in advance.

Anonymous

2nd April 2022

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Top Answer
NQ If they can wait until April, there will be a new option for Divorce .. ‘No Blame Divorce’ I am not sure if it will show online from then, but does seem appropriate for them

Janice Davis

2nd April 2022

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NQ. They do need to take into account that unless they have a consent order drawn up snd signed off by the courts then will still be bound financially even after the Decree Absolute. Thus one could make a claim on the other eg pensions, assets, inheritance

Jeanette Martinez

2nd April 2022

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Nq - can they wait till April for blameless divorce?

Richard Vasquez

2nd April 2022

NQ- can divorce but need consent order re financial side.

Patricia Destephen

2nd April 2022

NQ but if they can wait 9 weeks they can do it as a ‘no fault’ divorce which will be much better for them.

Jerry Ragusano

2nd April 2022

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Solicitor. After such lengthy marriage it is imperative your mum seeks good legal advice on financial options and remedies. Just splitting the house does nothing to address incomes going forward and pensions in retirement.

Susanna Ruiz

2nd April 2022

3 upvotes

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