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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.

Petition & Mediation?

  • Dickie mint
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27 Apr 12 #326907 by Dickie mint
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Stbx is dragging her heels and still not petitioned or sorted mediation, some 2 months after dropping the bombshell.
I expect the Petition will eventually arrive, and we have both stated that we would like to sort things amicably.
My questions are, what do I do when I receive the Petition, I''m not going to contest it, unless its utter B******t
Also at what stage should we looking at mediation, does this run parallel with responding to the petition, or should it be done before or even after etc?

Read much info on the forum but can''t really find the answers that I''m looking for?

  • MrsMathsisfun
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28 Apr 12 #326927 by MrsMathsisfun
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My understanding of the running order is that you need your Nisi before a Consent Order can be sealed by the court.

This doesnt mean you have to wait until this stage of the divorce before you start negotiating the financial aspects of a divorce.

If you cant agree between you then mediation is the best way forward, either of you can arrange mediation and then the mediation service will invite the other party to take part.

What you need to remember with mediation is that mediator is only there to support the discussions and they can not give either party legal advise.

Has your stbx stated they will be the Petitioner in the divorce using UB? If you dont agree with the UB comments dont bother contesting the divorce just state you dont agree to the comments but agree the marriage is at an end.

The only ones who win when a divorce is contested is the solicitors!!

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