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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 Jun 12 #338732 by dukey
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You don`t have to sell nor be bullied, you don`t need a solicitor for court in fact almost half of cases in court have at least one side with no solicitor, many just cannot afford the fee`s.

This case is not rocket science so why not leave it for the judge to decide, the housing needs of the children will be the number one priority , your ex`s needs are met, the worst that could happen is you will have to sell once the kids are over 18, its called a mesher order, even that is not a given though, if he chooses not to work and your doing your best i can see a judge taking that more into account than they usually do.

Remember this if nothing else, solicitors act on instruction from their client, what they ask for in other words could be worlds apart from what a judge would order, it often is, solicitors cannot make you do anything they have no power at all, you don`t even have to reply to them, this is best left to a judge for the sake of the kids.

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