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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.


Household bills?

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18 May 12 #331421 by heavenly
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My stbx has been paying all of the household bills (leaving the joint account open)for the last 3 yrs. He has now decided to close the account and stop paying the bills.can he do that and leave me to pay everything as the house is in joint names? It will be signed over to me at some point in the future.
He is also saying that money in the joint bank account on the date of separation (recorded in the draft schedule) I am not entitled to 50% because he left the Bank Account open to me for the last 3 years is that correct?:unsure:

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18 May 12 #331433 by cookie2
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Who currently, and for the last 3 years, lived in the house?

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18 May 12 #331446 by heavenly
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Me not my husband

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18 May 12 #331468 by cookie2
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Then does it not seem fair for you to pay the bills, if you are able?

I''m not sure where you stand legally in Scotland, I am sure one of our Scots regulars can help.

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