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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.


Can my brother/father come?

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23 Jun 12 #338524 by confused 101
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Hi - I''m self repping and was wondering if I am allowed to bring either my brother or father for moral support?

I have read somewhere about a makenzie friend ... is this what they would be? And can I just turn up with them?

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23 Jun 12 #338542 by dukey
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Yup McKenzie friend is the term, you need to ask court first though, don`t just turn up or the chances are they will have to wait outside.

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23 Jun 12 #338624 by acfair
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I self repped and took a family friend into court. i wrote to court beforehand and asked if it would be ok.

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23 Jun 12 #338654 by Marshy_
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I took a friend with me for 1st appointment. It was really great havin him there with me. My ex brought half her family and they sat there starin daggers at me. Yr father / bro dont need to go in with you. Just havin someone there that you know is often enough. And yr not in the actual court that long. Its not like a trial. Most of the time you are sat about. C.

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23 Jun 12 #338655 by confused 101
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Thanks everyone - i''m dreading it. Never had anything to do with anything legal before.

Just don''t want to either clam up or witter on ... it''s quite possible I may do either!

Is it like a court room? or just a room, room?

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23 Jun 12 #338656 by dukey
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This ain''t judge John deed or judge Judy this is just a room no robes no gavels no shouting judge, this is county court not magistrates or crown court, they are worlds apart.

Take a bottle of water and if you don''t understand anything just say you dont and the judge will explain.

What hearing is this?

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23 Jun 12 #338660 by confused 101
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