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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.


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20 May 12 #331885 by Listener
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Hello.Have been separated for 3 years and now both of us want to divorce. Does one party have to divorce another and give grounds or can it be by mutual consent as it were? many thanks

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20 May 12 #331886 by fedup70
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i divorcing stbx, both in aggreement ,grounds of 2 years separation with consent all is fine...... lol well so far x

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20 May 12 #331887 by Lostboy67
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One of you needs to Petition the other and effectivly drive the process


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20 May 12 #331889 by epitome title
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Hi Listener

One has to start the proceedings and you can use a 2 year separation, however like Cookie rightly said on an earlier post, you have to be absolutely certain that you both agree to go down that line as amendments to petitions can be very costly. If you are both in agreement why not ring the Wiki helpline and get advice from them, a lot cheaper than using solicitors and using them means that you get it right first time


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