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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.


Signed but no divorce!

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22 May 12 #332320 by tracie098
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Hi My husband was having an affair and naturally i threw him out, wasnt the first time, he left and moved in with the woman he was seeing somewhere hundreds of miles away and i didnt hear a thing until last July when he messaged me on face book asking if i would agree to a divorce as he is engaged! i agreed and he posted me papers which i signed but then havent heard anything since! how do i find out if im divorced or not? would i get a copy of the Nisi and absoloute? i think it was one he was doing himself rather than through a solictor, ive sent him messages but he doesnt respond so ive no idea what to think, any help would be appreciated. Thanks Tracy

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23 May 12 #332364 by LittleMrMike
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Tracey, if he has petitioned for divorce, then he will have to serve the Petition on you. There would ( or should ! ) have been an a form called an acknowledgment of service which is in a prescribed format.

So if you have a copy of the Petition, which I assume ( hopefully correctly ) you have, you will find a reference number of the case, and I''d simply ring up the Court where the petition was issued and ask them what''s what.

But surely you need to sort out the finances as well ? Are you saying you''re making no financial claims against him ? Or come to that is he making any claims against you ?

The divorce is always the easy bit in 99.5% of cases ; what causes the problems are issues with children and finances.

LMM

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23 May 12 #332434 by tracie098
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Hi thanks for the response, ive had nothing other than the intial form to sign there is no finances to fight over we were only married 3 years no property no children no savings so it is a simple divorce as far as i can see but havent heard a word since signing the intial papers so i have to assume he hasnt done anything with it i guess.

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23 May 12 #332437 by cookie2
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What initial papers did you sign? Was this the Acknowledgement of Service (D10)?

How long ago was this?

As LMM says you can call the court using the reference number on the Petition, it can often be quite hard to get through though!

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