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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.


Consent Order

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08 May 12 #329148 by Libra1010
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Hi. Hope somebody might know the answer to my problem.

My exhusband and I had an apartment in Turkey which, as part of the divorce settlement, I agreed to sign over to him for a small percentage of the sale price (less any legal costs).

I have signed it all over and he has sold it to an agency in Turkey. They have paid him in instalments of varying amounts over the last 9 months. I believe (although he lies to me about it constantly) that there is still £2000 owing on the agreed price.

2 weeks ago I requested a majority of my share of the money to be paid by last Friday. I had been advised at the time of signing the Consent Order that I should get my percentage whenever he received payments but this he has never done.

He has neither acknowledged my communication nor paid the money into my account.

Is my only option to take it to Court? And would I be able to claim the costs as he is in breach of the Order?

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08 May 12 #329154 by dukey
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Much depends on the exact wording of the order, if in doubt you should ask a family law solicitor if enforcement would be successful, if they agree then yes you can ask he pays your costs.

Often it helps if you send a recorded delivery letter stating that if he does not reply in say 14 days you will enforce the order in court and seek costs.

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08 May 12 #329177 by Libra1010
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Thank you. I think a recorded letter sounds a very good idea.

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