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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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Consent Order

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15 Sep 07 #3415 by jasmine
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My form E was exchanged on an amicable basis whilst I had legal aid. There were questions raised on both sides. I have answered mine. X2b has not. As legal aid withdrawn and ex not dealing with matters I was advised to log a financial application in person. This I did. I then filed the sworn form e at court. Notified x 2b solicitors that I was representing self and as per court proceedings requested them to advise when they wanted to exchange form e on mutual basis. In the meantime ex and I reached an agreement which we have requested solicitor to put in a Consent Order. X solicitors advised no longer required to exchange form E as per court proceedings as agreement reached which when they receive instructions from x will put into consent order. X happy as did not want to go to court. His solicitors have said deal not to x advantage.
First Court Hearing 15th October. The other papers need to be filed by 1st Oct. He has told them to go ahead with our original decision. When it reaches court if the judge thinks not a fair deal for x will he authorise the Consent Order. To date x form E not been logged at court.

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15 Sep 07 #3416 by Fiona
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Even with a Consent Order there is a shorter form D8?? to complete so the judge has an idea whether or not the agreement is fair.

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15 Sep 07 #3417 by jasmine
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Do both parties submit a form D8or only the solicitor of the party filing the Consent Order. Does the form D8show the x2b new partners financial info

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