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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.

Can a divorce petition be withdrawn at any time.

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06 Jun 07 #625 by goforit
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I'm facing having to consider divorce whilst my wife still carries on holding the beleif that I don't have the guts to go through with it.
My question is - should I proceed with Divorce can the whole process be withdrawn before a decreed absolute is granted? Reason I ask is if as a result of divorce proceedings, we end up reconciling and moving forward with our marriage can the divorce process be stopped?

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06 Jun 07 #626 by wikivorce team
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Yes the legal divorce process can be stopped. The issue is not a legal one but a relationship/trust one.

The danger is that once you both get into the divorce process - especially the financial aspect - the system drives you towards confrontation with each other.

You start to fight against each other for every penny (some manage to be amicable but its not easy). Once you are positioned in opposite camps in a war its not easy to call a truce.

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06 Jun 07 #631 by goforit
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Thanks for that. Our finances are not straight forward, but extremely secure whilst we remain married so I suspect that once the financial side comes up, there is a strong possibility that both of us would realise how our family would lose and, this in itself could force us to reconsider. We do not want to divorce, however, my wife's behaviour is such that a divorce has to be considered unless we reconcile the current distress and move on.

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