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Divorce

Today I received the decree absolute. Four months after my first meeting with my solicitor. Now we can apply for my visa. All I need is the list of papers I need to take with me on my next visit.

Decree absolute: Unknown to me at the time, but on this day my Decree absolute was declared. I was officially single for around a week before I knew it.

Photograph of Gary Allman standing outside Blake lapthorn Tarlo Lyons Solicitors. Portsmouth UK. 2007

Solicitor – Today I had the first meeting about the divorce with my solicitor. There I was thinking I’d got some clarity in my life. In fact all I’ve done is stirred up all the muck and now I can’t see a thing.

Black and white picture of Gary Allman sitting in a car in Osbourne Road Southsea.

Stunned (365:171) – This is what it looks like when the financial rug is unexpectedly pulled out from under you. One-minute read, 5 pictures

Hormead Church of England Infant and Junior School – This was my school from age 4½ to 11. One-minute read, 5 pictures

Denouement (365: 161) – This morning I told Elaine I wanted a divorce. One-minute read

Calm Centre (365: 135) – Many years ago I visited this spot at a time when I needed to make an important decision. I also needed a place and memory to act as a calm reference point to carry with me and help in the years to come. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

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