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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.
The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.
A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.
Our consultant service offers expert advice and support to help you reach agreement on a fair financial settlement quickly, and for less than a quarter of the cost of using a traditional high street solicitor.
Women are more at risk of violence (and of greater violence, if they have already experienced it within the relationship) once they leave a relationship (or in your case, probably having taken the initiative and filed for divorce) than when they are still in it.
On a technicality the Family Law Act (non-molestation order) couldn't be used if he hasn't hit you yet. But you (and the Police!) need to beare in mind the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. This Act has dual jurisdiction - it can give rise to either criminal or civil proceedings.
The Police should be interested in it because they have a duty to protect the public and their property. But criminal non-mol proceedings have to be conducted to a higher burden of proof. The offence has to be proven "beyond reasonable doubt".
In civil proceedings it's much easier to get an order because the burden of proof is "the balance of probability". You will have to warn him off first if you are going for legal aid though. Speak to a solicitor about it, they should be able to get the wheels in motion for you quickly. You should not have to put up with this sort of treatment. Best wishes
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This legally binding agreement defines how assets (e.g. properties and pensions) are to be divided.
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