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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.

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Third Postponed Final Hearing

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23 Oct 09 #156645 by .Charles
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Based on a 1 day final hearing

£2500 + VAT for counsel
£500 + VAT for disbursements
£5930 + VAT for solicitors costs

Most matters will come in under this amount but when a matter goes to final hearing there is no way to know what other issues might surface along the way. If professional valuations or a conference with counsel is required the costs rise dramatically.


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23 Oct 09 #156665 by Lady in Blue
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My sympathies but when you knew your husband could hold out presumably because he had the money to do so, could you not have gone for "Maintenance pending suit" so that he would have had to pay towards your costs?

Why was he not penalised by the judge for not giving full disclosure on the pensions?

How could the FDR judge have given his view on the likely settlement at a Final Hearing?

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