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

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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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11 Feb 08 #13504 by Ladybelle
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I dont have any other people who can help me, I dont think we have any MIND people local to me here. I have just been granted DLA yes. I simply cant afford to do it right now, with him stopping some money, I need to know what the new bills will be in a month or so then I can know precisely what my finances are. I am so scared of being homeless sooner rather than later AND my biggest fear is as soon as he finds out I am on benefits he might stop paying the mortgage altogether !

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11 Feb 08 #13505 by IKNOWNOW
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Annie, have you looked at getting Legal Assistance? surely you would be entitled to at least some help!

How long have you been diagnosed Agoraphobic? You need to speak to your GP about outreach services that are available to you, such as a CPN, Community Psychiatric Nurse, or something along those lines. Speak to the CAB, you can email them too, and ask about any services that may be of assistance to you.

I am sure that there are some solicitors who would do home visits, maybe worth sending a PM to Attiladhun as he maybe able to advise you on this.

Another site which maybe of use is www.entitledto.co.uk

this will tell you what benefits you may be entitled to.

Please look into finding some support for yourself with regards your agoraphobia as this is not going to be an easy time. Any problems, tell me the area where you live and I will look into it for you. It is vital that you don't have to face this on your own.

Take care, Sarah

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11 Feb 08 #13548 by Ladybelle
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Thanks so much for your help Sarah, but I have done everything I can and have everything I am entitled to. My GP is BRILLIANT, she has got me through the last 4 months, and she got me the DLA with her support and medical reports. I have had 17 years of therapy with the community mental health unit, seen psychiatric nurses, had cognitive behaviour therapy, relaxation classes, hypnotherapy, hours upon hours of one on one counselling, all here in my house, but they eventually said there was nothing more they could do for me and I came out of the system. I have been like this for 21 years. I can get out with someone who can drive with me, but not alone. I was diagnosed it 21 years ago and suffer panic attacks as well.
The Sol I saw who I will be engaging, did say he would do a home visit but of course that is likely to cost even more, and what I am scared of is that if I do win, I wont have money to pay him :(but it is an option.
Thanks so much for your thoughts and offers to help, you're a diamond x

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11 Feb 08 #13553 by IKNOWNOW
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Annie, sorry to keep on, but why do you not qualify for Legal Aid (at least some assistance)?

Sarah

and I am not a diamond, just a kind human being who cares about people x

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11 Feb 08 #13556 by Ladybelle
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The limit for legal aid is £672 a month and I am on more than that now with my wages and DLA and tax credit. I think its unfair they count benefits as people go on them because they are desperate and short of money and then get penalised for that :(

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11 Feb 08 #13579 by megan
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I remember your situation as being similer to mine. I was filing for divorce on grounds of adultary but he says he will only agree if I pay. otherwise he will go for unreasonable behaviour and I will have to pay anyway Sounds as if your H may do the same.

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