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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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27 Jul 12 #345753 by Lori321
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Could any one explain what ''it is ordered that the husband and wife shall each bear their own costs insofar as this application and the negotiations ancillary thereto are concerned.'' this is part of the Consent Order that my husband has arranged through a solicitor. I was going to use the wikivorce consent order at a coat of £139 pluse court fee of £45. Will i be expected to pay half of the solicitor fee if i sign or does it just mean the court cost?
Also could I request that my husband fills in the finacial statement before i do as i don''t want him to know my full finances.

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27 Jul 12 #345755 by WhiteRose
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Hi Lori,

If you''re going through Ancillary Relief process you both will have to complete a form E - this means you both have to provide full and frank disclosure of finances to each other.

The Consent Order comes at the end - once everything is divided between you - you can use the Wikivorce option, but you will both need to be in agreement for this option to work.

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27 Jul 12 #345756 by dukey
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Send that to my local county court and one judge would kick it back, insofar thereto rubbish, anyway all it means is that you each pay your own solicitors bill, there be no order as to costs is an easier way of saying it.

I and most would prefer each are to pay their own legal costs, but then I''m a simple man :)

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28 Jul 12 #345782 by Lori321
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Every thing is already divided up as this is a short marriage and we still have our own individual homes and finances have remained seperate. I have form A which is for dismissal purposes only and D81 ''statement of information for a Consent Order in relation to a financial remedy'' Husbands solicitor has asked I complete it and return it for my husband to complete his part. I would prefer that it was the other way round. He has at this time agreed to a Clean Break.

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28 Jul 12 #345795 by dukey
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You can ask to see D81 once he has completed his part.

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28 Jul 12 #345818 by Lori321
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I dont wish to see what my husband has. I worry that he wont sign agreeing to a Clean Break if he feels he could make a claim.

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28 Jul 12 #345822 by dukey
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In order to correctly implement the order you must see what your husband has, it''s all part of the process.

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