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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.


Decree nisi

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24 Jun 12 #338831 by PhoebeBlue
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My Decree Nisi is ''ready'' (whatever that means?) What happens next ?? What if I wanted more time to think ??? Or could I do this between the nisi and absolute????
Very confused right now and can''t see the wood for the trees.
Thank you for any advice.:unsure:

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24 Jun 12 #338834 by Marshy_
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What is next is the second and final decree. That is Decree Absolute. This can only be applied for 6 weeks and one day when the 1st decree is announced. The 6 weeks and one day is the minimum time you can wait. In practice though, you have 3 months before you have to make a decision as after 3 months, your ex can apply for the final decree and the final decision could in fact not be you. Hope this helps. C.

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25 Jun 12 #338880 by cookie2
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You''re supposed to "think" before you apply for a divorce...!

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25 Jun 12 #338882 by jslgb
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Its not always as cut and dry as that cookie!!

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