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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 I need a Solicitor?

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29 Apr 12 #327090 by Dickie mint
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Stbx and I are trying to work things amicably, and I''ve said that I will cooperate willingley once I receive the Petition.
It looks like we will use mediation services to assist us with our financial agreement etc. I think we''ve already agreed on the childrens arangements and I don''t see this one being a problem at all.

So do I need a solicitor, do we both need one, and if so, at which point? Neither of us wishes to waste vast sums of money on unneccesary legal fees etc!

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29 Apr 12 #327113 by Tets
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If your both in agreement have a look in the legal services section here on wikivorce.

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29 Apr 12 #327250 by Dickie mint
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Looked at legal services section, but still unsure whether we both need a separate solicitor?

If we go for a Wiki managed divorce, does it work for both of us, or is this something that I would use for me, but Stbx has to sort her own?

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29 Apr 12 #327251 by pixy
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I think wiki has a mirror service that your wife can use.

But think positive and change that screen name!

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29 Apr 12 #327255 by Dickie mint
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Good Idea, i''m on it right now!
Thanx Pixy!

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