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Forum: USA
Sep 7th 2019, 2:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Potential Bay Area Move - Where to live?

If i were to return to the Bay area the only place I'd really consider living would be the East Bay = Walnut Creek, Lafayette areas or on the other side Mill Valley. The whole region is a gridlocked...
Sep 7th 2019, 2:34 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,310
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Leaving California for England after 16 years

Thi struck a chord we me. So very true. I have long felt that about the Bay area and the other end of the State. I too have an exit plan.
Forum: USA
Aug 9th 2019, 1:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Last Will and Testament Question

Likely not valid in the US. Try a local Estate planning attorney or consider: https://www.legalzoom.com/personal/estate-planning/get-your-estate-plan-today.html?page=last-will
Forum: USA
Aug 8th 2019, 5:54 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Divorce and UK pre-marriage assets... Help!

Everything this poster said. Glad you made it back. The peace you will feel being away and out of grasp is immeasurable. I don't know where you located in the UK but take walks in the countryside and...
Forum: USA
Jul 30th 2019, 8:00 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Divorce and UK pre-marriage assets... Help!

What they all said. Good luck. It's nearly time to go. Don't look back. That's going to be hard to do as by now you probably realize whether by coincidence or design (I think the latter) your...
Forum: USA
Jul 23rd 2019, 10:10 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Divorce and UK pre-marriage assets... Help!

I respect your decision but there is no reason to wait two weeks that I'm aware of unless there is a legal reason to stay? Given what has happened and I'm not trying to create fear but why wait...
Forum: USA
Jul 23rd 2019, 1:33 am
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Divorce and UK pre-marriage assets... Help!

Get out of there as soon as possible. not sure why you are waiting until early August? Every moment you spend there you risk being compelled to stay. He only has to raise spurious charges and you...
Forum: USA
Jul 17th 2019, 9:58 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Divorce and UK pre-marriage assets... Help!

I like Gloria but my personal divorce favorite is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TcDHrkQYg

"Hoping for the best but expecting the worst...."
Forum: USA
Jul 17th 2019, 3:00 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Divorce and UK pre-marriage assets... Help!

Goodbye Girl - I am disheartened this has played out the way it has. As with others I believe 'this to will come to pass' and you will get through it. I strongly urge you to consider 'getting out of...
Forum: USA
Jun 27th 2019, 2:30 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Car finance

Sarasota - if you are paying a high interest rate you may be able to shop around now with your bank or credit union and lower that rate by taking out a loan to pay off the balance. Make sure the new...
Forum: USA
Jun 27th 2019, 2:23 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Divorce and UK pre-marriage assets... Help!

I can do that! Pray do tell how to set up Ignore?

Thanks :)
Forum: USA
Jun 27th 2019, 2:03 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,381
Posted By vikingsail

Re: British/American family wanting to move to San Diego

Arguably, San Diego has it all. It is near the sea, near the desert, warm temps all year around, even near the snow if you want to ski (2 hours will usually get you there in winter/spring). However,...
Forum: USA
Jun 26th 2019, 7:44 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

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Some excellent advice here. Once he gets the petition the initial fireworks will explode. Most military members are concerned about their pensions. Expect the usual offer to buy you out...
Forum: USA
Jun 25th 2019, 9:48 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Divorce and UK pre-marriage assets... Help!

The Family Advocacy centers and JAG for that matter are paid for and funded by the military who have a vested interest in making sure everything is conducted with the minimum of disruption to the...
Forum: USA
Jun 25th 2019, 4:02 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 33,725
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Divorce and UK pre-marriage assets... Help!

You're probably not going to like this opinion but here goes. If he is military be very cautious. They stick together like you wouldn't believe. The commentary about him running around shooting off...
May 23rd 2019, 11:15 pm
Replies: 13,069
Views: 1,189,708
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

between two worlds - nicely put thank you for the inspiration. So close I can almost feel it now, the wind, the sites, the sounds.
Forum: USA
May 16th 2019, 10:08 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 7,547
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Move to San Diego - yes or no?

Compare me = So. Ca resident +17 years. Pulaski somewhere over in the mid to East coast region - its a different animal over there. I know I own property in both regions

To the OP - I now like to...
Forum: USA
May 16th 2019, 9:37 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 7,547
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Move to San Diego - yes or no?

If I lived in Oxford I would stay. San Diego is a scrub desert - beautiful when its sunny awful when its rainy and cloudy. No soul here, no real community - classic So. Ca living. You will likely...
Forum: USA
May 1st 2019, 8:52 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,693
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Moving to Nebraska

Omaha is nice enough - the winters are fairly easy to deal with as they know how to do snow in that area of the country as like clockwork they get it every 12 months!

Nice neighborhoods include...
Apr 20th 2019, 2:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Phone Sim

Best advice I can give as a regular sim user is don't buy one at the airport or airport retails stores, you will pay a lot more. Go directly to a supermarket - think Asda or Tesco's and pick one up...
Apr 16th 2019, 5:33 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Starting new credit history in the UK

I'm glad you posted this as I was wondering, with all due respect, how the original Brit Expat contributor could assert comprehensively that the credit reporting bureaus do not use the voter...
Mar 22nd 2019, 3:12 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,492
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Stay in LA or return to UK? Will appreciate thoughts

$250K is a good salary but in LA does not go that far. I think splitting your family and supporting two households one in the UK and one in the USA off that salary will put unseen strains on your...
Mar 22nd 2019, 3:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By vikingsail

Re: Applying for a UK mortgage after living in USA for 15 years

Your biggest problem will be that you don't want to borrow enough. Most mortgage lenders even those through specialized brokers want to see a minimum of 100K borrowed. It's all caught up in admin and...
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2019, 2:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By vikingsail

Re: quickest way to buy a car in California

Exactly, car buying services should be a starting point. It will be necessary for you to go into two dealerships though as you point out once they know you are from a car buying service they are...
Forum: USA
Mar 11th 2019, 5:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By vikingsail

Re: quickest way to buy a car in California

DMV - think laterally - you do not need to goto your nearest DMV office.The more outlying ones may be more accessible and the test may be better. There hve been threads here on similar before.

Car...
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