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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.


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22 Apr 20 #512197 by Choccielover
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Has anyone any recent experience of having a Consent Order looked at in Bury St Edmunds and how long did it take?
It appears only urgent cases are being considered at present.
Can anyone also explain why it apparently takes 3 months to get to the judge and then another couple of months to be processed by admin, isnt any of this dealt with electronically?
I appreciate times are difficult at present but need some hope for the future.

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23 Apr 20 #512204 by Otter71
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Mine was submitted 28 Jan and I got the Consent Order back dated 9 April from BSE. Didn't take that timescale at least. Just waiting for the absolute now...

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26 Apr 20 #512226 by AshleyM
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Mine was sent 28th February and was sealed on 2nd April, I received it this week, so happy as my solicitor had advised there were days of 3 to 4 months, and that was before coronavirus, now applying for absolute and so happy can finally move on, good luck

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26 Apr 20 #512227 by Choccielover
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That was quick! Thanks for reply, mine was sent week after so I now have hope that it might not take 6 months as I had feared. I cant wait to have it all sorted, hope the absolute doesn't take long.

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27 Apr 20 #512236 by AshleyM
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When did you apply for Absolute and have you had it ? Just wanting to get an idea of how long that takes now....can't believe after years I am nearly there......

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