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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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28 May 12 #333586 by mikey1
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Hi, My wife and myself have decided we want a divorce. We have 2 young children aged 7-8yrs. She has decided she wants me out of the house which we jointly own or have a mortgage for. I could not possibly afford to live any where else as our outgoings are to much on the salarys we have. I suppose I am hoping someone can point my nose in the right direction. I do not realy know where to start or what I should be doing.
Regarsd Mick

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28 May 12 #333606 by LittleMrMike
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If you are joint owners then you cannot be ordered to leave without an order from the Court or an order that by its very nature means you have to leave.
The priority for a Court is that you both have homes. If money is really tight then it may be that there is no option but to sell the house and both of you move into rented accommodation. In that event one or both of you will need to rely on housing benefit to afford the rent.
It''s very hard to say more without full details. I definitely advise that both of you should take urgent advice on what benefits to which you may be entitled.
LMM

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