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What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

What steps can we take to reach a fair agreement?

The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

What is a Consent Order and why do we need one?

A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.


Child maintenance. Parents not living in the UK.

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28 Sep 12 #358377 by steverob68
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Hello.

I have been divorced from my ex wife almost a year now and I have a Consent Order that specifies the amount of child maintenance to be paid monthly. I agreed to pay three hundred pounds more a month as she got the family home and she could not afford the mortgage payments. Right now she moved in with a new partner in another EU country and the afore mentioned family home is uninhabited. I also moved to another non-EU country myself, due to business. The Court Order will be a year old in December and my solicitor advised me that I could vary it then. Right now I am facing a legal problem as neither of us are living in the UK anymore, therefore I cannot turn to CSA for the variation but I definitely do not want to continue paying more than I have to for a house that my children do not inhabit anymore. I prefer to put this money into a trust fund for their future education.

My question is: where do I go from here?
Who is responsible (which country and which court) for varying the original Cort Order after it is one year old?

My solicitor does not seem to know the practicalities either so a kind colleague introduced me to your site.

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02 Oct 12 #358962 by Child Maintenance Options
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Hi

Thanks for your post. This sounds like a pretty complicated situation, and unfortunately we can''t look into this. If you need some more information about where you stand legally regarding, it might be worth contacting Community Legal Advice. Their helpline number is 0845 345 4345.

For information and support on family-based arrangements'', call the Options team on 0800 988 098.

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