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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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13 Apr 12 #323450 by wildchick44
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Hi all,

I am currently going through a divorce and my ex is the Petitioner.

As part of the divorce I agreed that he could have the house and all its contents providing he paid for the divorce and costs associated with that.

We have a joint mortgage but he refuses to take my name of until september otherwise he will have to pay an early release fee

The court advised me there was no order for costs made, so I am assuming that what has been agreed between his solicitor and me would stand

I can apply for the abosolute in May but would this affect the house etc as part of the divorce?

Please help I cant afford a solictor but dont want to be forced to pay costs

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13 Apr 12 #323473 by cookie2
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If there is no costs order then you will not have to pay costs. So that part is sorted.

Have you got a Consent Order? This should have details of when the house will be transferred, who will pay the charges, etc.

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13 Apr 12 #323483 by wildchick44
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Hi

Thank you, I havent seen any Consent Order

Would he have to get one of those?

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13 Apr 12 #323491 by cookie2
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A Consent Order settles the finances of the marriage formally. You should get this before giving him anything or selling anything or changing any ownerships. If you don''t have it written and stamped by the court then it''s all just an informal agreement which can be changed at any time, and can''t be enforced.

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