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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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14 Jul 12 #343073 by simberry
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Hi,

I am the respondent in my divorce and agreed to pay the £340 for the divorce petition and a further £45 for the cost of presumably the Decree Absolute(?). In a letter from me STBX''s solicitor I was instructed that they saw fit that I should pay these costs. It also stated that I will have to pay a further £45 once the process is complete / nearly complete.

I have received the notice of proceedings today and the Acknowledgement of Service. Point 6 of the latter asks if I object to paying the costs of the proceedings - have I not already done this? If not how much do I have to pay? On what grounds could I object?

I am self-representing if that makes any difference, I can''t afford a solicitor.

Thanks in advance.

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14 Jul 12 #343079 by dukey
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Do you have in writing what costs they are asking for, if you do then you don`t object to paying providing it is £340+£45+£45, the £45 is for the Decree Absolute i assume the other £45 is for a Consent Order.

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14 Jul 12 #343082 by simberry
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Yes I have had in writing that the 3 sums you mention are to be payable by me, I was just wondering if there were any other 3-figure surprises in store for me.

Thank you.

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