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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.

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A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.


Spouse visa and divorce

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06 Apr 12 #322047 by hesh
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Hello would really appreciate your help. Me and my spouse got married a year ago in the UK. My spouse at the time was an international student. Before i got married i had owned a house solely on my name. After the marriage i now own another house which i rent and the deeds are solely on my name. My spouse and i have decided to get divorced things did not work out. My spouse is still on a 2 year spouse visa. My question here is if i filed for a divorce would my spouse be entitled to any of my hard earned assets even tho they have not been granted permanent residence in the UK?

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06 Apr 12 #322048 by dukey
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Do you have any children with the lady?.

Did she come from another country to marry you?.

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06 Apr 12 #322050 by hesh
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thanks for the reply,

No kids, and she was on a student visa at the time when we met in the UK. She is not a British national.

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06 Apr 12 #322051 by dukey
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In that case any claim she has will be very limited, if you had a child with her it would be a whole other story.

Often its best to offer some money so she can set up and rent ect.

Stay away from court if you can to save costs, and you must must must have a Consent Order to end future claims, in your case this will be a Clean Break consent order, this site offers a solicitor service for £139.

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