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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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24 May 12 #332623 by Support4U
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Hello all,
I have been a litigant in person following my divorce that lasted 4 years in the courts in London, UK. As I moved my case successfuly and now I have a clear understanding of what one should and should not pay to have legal representation in divorce proceedings, I decided to start a charity to help those in financial need going thorugh divorce.
I have a legal background and now I am focused strictly on family/divorce matters in PRFD, RCJ, Supreme Court, ECHR.

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24 May 12 #332624 by rubytuesday
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Welcome to Wikivorce.

I''m sure your experience will be helpful to our members - can you clarify what you mean having a "legal background"?

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24 May 12 #332626 by dukey
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Are you a barrister/advocate/QC?.

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24 May 12 #332645 by Support4U
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I have over 12 years of corporate experience from an English speaking country. I found mayself involved in extremely difficult divorce proceedings with damages now over £10 million payable by the government. I am qualifying in the UK now and focusing on family law and human rights, hence the higher courts and ECHR.
I also deal with failed Legal Aid family cases.

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24 May 12 #332646 by rubytuesday
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Just out of interest, what qualification are you doing? CILEX?

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24 May 12 #332647 by pixy
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Slightly puzzled - you have been an LiP in your own divorce proceedings for 4 years yet your status is ''just thinking about divorce''?

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24 May 12 #332650 by Support4U
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I just opened the account so will go back to make the changes. I am still figuring out the website. :))
I became a litigant in person as I needed control of my case. My solicitors in the beginning made a lot of mistakes and forgot to inform me of procedure, wasted costs etc. So I took my matter into my own hands and started reading the law, cases, procedure etc. It took some time but I have changed the laws in a way. I cannot give much details at this time as the newspapers are going into more details. I have not read all the posts here but I can see admittance that the solicitors make mistakes and these mistakes do affect people. Keeping calm is essential in divorce proceedings.
PS; I am in no competition here with anyone. :)) Happy to see that people talk openly about divorce and they move on once it''s concluded.

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