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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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challenging a consent order

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30 Sep 12 #358662 by fearlessfred79
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Hi does anyone know if I can ask for a re-assessment of a Consent Order? I got divorced over a year ago and my ex is now buying a house mortgage free plus a number of other large expense items whilst I go the house (with a huge mortgage and little equity). Maintenance doesn''t pay the bills and I look after the kids plus work long hours. It doesn''t seem fair to me and ex was financially very astute and my solicitor was more interested in getting money out of me then ensuring that I got a fair settlement. Can I do anything or do I have to just put it down to experience?

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01 Oct 12 #358706 by rubytuesday
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Did you receive proper legal advice on the Consent Order before signing it?

Was there a proper and full exchange of financial information between the parties before coming to an agreement?

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