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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.

Do you need help sorting out a fair financial settlement?

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.

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06 Nov 07 #5947 by Vail
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The success of mediation depends to a certain extent on the skill of the mediator but relies upon the determination of the two partied to come to a deal.

The costs for each party depend on individual income and if it works it IS cheaper than collaborative law or the courts. Even if it fails, if both parties can shelve animosity and approach with an open mind it does facilitate understanding each other's position and priorities.

I would advise everyone to give it a go at the very least.

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06 Nov 07 #5964 by Sera
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suzy_sue46 wrote:

We`ve been going to counselling for the past five weeks, after the sesion two weeks ago he said he wanted a divorce, maybe it`s just the person and not the service!

Agreed! (on the bit about the 'person'; and not the counsilor).

Sometimes, just as it gets to the real, bottom line issue, and sometimes, when you're about to get to where it could help, people up and abandom problem, rather than face it.
Him asking for divorce within two sessions, strikes me as him running away, rather than face the truth.

He's got to break his cycle of abandonment, to face his issues. You can lead the horse to water.........

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