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Spouse left the UK with most marital assets

 
(@helpmenot)
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Hi all, 

 

Looking for some legal advice and will try to be as concise as possible. 

The background: 

my partner and I married 9 years ago in Turkey. The marriage was registered legal in the UK. We lived together in the UK throughout the marriage. There are no children in the marriage. 

The problem: 

My partner has left the UK (Dec 2022) and gone to Turkey and has control of the majority of our marital assets. 
I am only left with a Uk property mortgaged in joint names. 

I’m obviously wanting to file for divorce and get a financial order. 

I have an email address and phone number (although I’m blocked) for my spouse. 

Having spoken with English speaking Turkish solicitors - they say I must issue in UK courts and seek to enforce the UK ruling abroad if my spouse does not comply. 

I do not expect my spouse to respond to any court emails/letters nor attend any hearings. 

I’ve read there is an exception to mediation if one is not habitually resident in England or wales. 

Cant see that I qualify for legal aid as my wages are too high - ironically due to me increasing in the last fortnight to enable me to pay the 95% joint mortgage my spouse left me with.

Can someone point me in the right direction of forms to file for a money order alongside an online divorce. 

Any help or advice appreciated 

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Topic starter Posted : 26/03/2023 10:49 pm
(@champagne)
Honorable Member

You should find some helpful booklets on the advicenow.org.uk website.  The www.gov.uk website has the forms for applying for a divorce and tells you what to do if you don't know where they are.

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Posted : 27/03/2023 10:20 am

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(@helpmenot)
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Thanks for the reply. 

I know where they are - outside Uk. 

I can’t get my head around what happens if my partner doesn’t repond to court filings and or attend hearings in the UK. 

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Topic starter Posted : 27/03/2023 11:36 pm
(@champagne)
Honorable Member

If they don't  submit an answer form to the application for a divorce, you can apply for a conditional order. That form is on the

www.gov.uk website.  Its form D84

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