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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.

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


Financial Help towards Final Hearing

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06 Apr 12 #321973 by horserider
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Two months away from the scheduled Final Hearing in June, I have run out of money.Having exhausted all avenues of personal finance I can no longer can raise funds to continue to pay my solicitors.
I do not even qualify for a litigation loan, as the family home is registered in my ex partners sole name. He said at the onset of my claim that he would run me out of money - and he appears to have succeeded. He has refused to take official representation throughout, and been obstructive, thus forcing my solicitor to do additional work towards resolution. Do I actually have any workable options left to get this to Final Hearing. I do not feel qualified to do this unrepresented. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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06 Apr 12 #321980 by survive
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Hi, do you know if you would qualify for legal aid? You would need to post more info as to whether you work etc etc. If you may apply you may have to make an urgent application, given the time until the FH.

Or you could self rep (although i can see you may not feel confident enough to do so)

Good Luck
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06 Apr 12 #322068 by horserider
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Thank you, I''m self employed with a fledgling business, so will investigate. Thanks for making me aware that application might be time critical.

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20 May 12 #331854 by Rachel123
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Dont give up, plenty of people represent themselves, just do your research and prepare as much as you can.

Good luck

Hope it goes well, it will be worth it in the end.

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20 May 12 #331892 by Debbiew
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Hi Wikis B)

Im blonde & female and did it all by myself!!!

The judges was lovley and used no legal words ect.....

Im not saying I got my own way but dont think paying a sol would have given me a penny more!!!

Ive been though MPS, Divorce & Contact orders all without a sol by my side!!!

My ex took his sol in until I think he realised he was wasting his cash!!!

Good Luck

Debs B)

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21 May 12 #331934 by horserider
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Thank you Debs, and well done x

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21 May 12 #331971 by soulruler
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If you have no funds then it might be possible to get an interim payment from him for your litigation (if he has any capital in cash).

You may be in a situation where you have to self rep for financial reasons.

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