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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.


When should I apply for decree absolute?

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04 May 12 #328333 by Action
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Nisi granted in February 2011. Consent Order now filed with Court. At a meeting with my solicitor this week she said that she would apply for the Absolute as soon as the Consent Order had been approved. I was a bit shocked as I don''t think it should be her that''s making the decision!

So, should I apply for the Absolute before the house is sold? Just wondering about the outcome if he did happen to depart this world beforehand (I like to keep every angle covered!) with regard to widows pensions and the like?

Advice greatly appreciated.

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If the Consent Order is stamped then there is no reason to delay the Absolute.

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