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Divorce and mediation (2 Posts)
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10 February, 2018 03:24PM
Divorce and mediation
beeber - 10 February, 2018 03:24PM
I have been separated from my spouse for over 5 years. We do not want to make any financial claims against each other. We also work together to share responsibility for our child so and have no argument over this.
But my spouse is saying we need to go for mediation to get a financial order to put this in place. And it saying this could take weeks or even months. I understand a financial order needs to be made - but is mediation really necessary when we have been separated for so long and don't intend to claim against each other?
I had signed the divorce papers a few months ago but when I called the court to see what was happening they said the NICI hasn't been applied for. When I asked my spouse I was told that it was best to do the financial order first.
Is this correct?
Why would it take so long?
Is there anything I can do to move things on?
Re: Divorce and mediation
davidterry - 12 February, 2018 03:27PM
If you do not wish to make any financial claim against one another you do not need to attend mediation. An appropriate order can simply be drawn up, signed and submitted to the court for approval although it normally needs the assistance of a solicitor to draft such a document. If you are both agreed the cost of doing that should be modest.
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