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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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06 Aug 09 #136703 by numpteenuts
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Hi

I have just been given a letter from the courts stating that my Decree Nisi will happen in less than two weeks.

We have the first hearing at the end of the month. I know that we are not going to settle at the first hearing and it will continue for a long time before our finances are settled. As she is not agreeing to anything or any offers.

It is true that after the Decree Nisi is completed that it only takes 6 weeks before the absolute ? If so what hapeens about the financial agreement before we finally divorce ?

I thought we had to have a finanical settlement before the absolute is done or am i wrong ?

Also if we dont come to an angreement before the absolute, does it change anything for the financial settlement ?

many thanks for any feedback.

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06 Aug 09 #136705 by Gingerkitty
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Hello
My Decree Nisi was granted last year but no application is going to be made for Absolute until finances are all sorted, so one year later I'm still waiting for final hearing and then Decree Absolute.
My X2B not agreed to anything offered or willing to compromise on anything therefore I am being taken to final hearing by him so that he can have his day in Court and get what HE thinks he should have.
Annoyingly, I have increased my offer to meet him half way of the difference of what he wants and my offers but he is not budging from the figure HE wants. I hope that justice will prevail and that the Judge will intervene as a third party and settle this once and for all.
I believe if you get Absolute before finances are settled it does have some affect on things - no doubt someone more learned can confirm this.
GKx

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06 Aug 09 #136754 by stbf
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hi,
just out of curiosity, how long after you sent your papers back to court before you were told of date for your nisi? so total how many weeks? i have just recieved the papers saying stbx HAS signed for u/behaviour so now must fill them in and send them back, and just wondering on roughly how long from this point?. thanks. not sorted finances so i sympathise with you as mine( knowing stbx) will no doubt go same way as yours.

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06 Aug 09 #136773 by Gingerkitty
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In my case it was around 7 or 8 weeks until date received for Decree Nisi.
GKx

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07 Aug 09 #136907 by numpteenuts
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yeah roughly 2 months - 8 weeks

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07 Aug 09 #136910 by street_hawk_666
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speed it up by provoking a response, as the respondant I expected my absoloute to go straight through however after the 6 weeks no application was made. the rule is 3 months later you can apply for the absoluote yourself but it can be rejected by the court if there is a real concern around finances but we are not talking pennys if its a considerable amount then yes otherwise it will go through when you apply in my case my solicitor promted the ex that she would be asked to pay costs should she not apply for the asoloute wihich she did following the threat a number of weeks later.

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13 Aug 20 #513669 by patienceiskey
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As far as I am aware ,your Decree Nisi will be pronounced at your first hearing. and you don't have to be present when it is pronounced .. isn't that right ?

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