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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.


Maintenance payments / renting a property

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17 Jul 12 #343705 by Sparkling
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Hi - any advice much appreciated..
I am in a difficult situation. I was studying full time for a degree (and temporarily away from home) when my husband''s solicitor sent me a Petition for divorce and I returned to find he had left with half the furniture etc. Fast forward to now.. I am living in temporary / holiday let accommodation and trying to find work which is proving very difficult.
Having tried to negotiate payments from my husband for 3 months and with no income I am now going down the maintenance pending suit application form A.
My question is... I really need to find a longer term rent (even 6 months would be better than what I am in)and will the maintenance payments satisfy a landlord if I have not managed to get income by then?
Hope to hear - many thanks.

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17 Jul 12 #343709 by cookie2
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You would have to ask the landlord. It''s up to them.

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