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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.


Mediation

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19 Aug 12 #350565 by debbiepipe12
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Can my son-in-law be a mediator between me and my husband in our divorce?

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19 Aug 12 #350572 by WYSPECIAL
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Are you all in agreement with it?

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19 Aug 12 #350574 by debbiepipe12
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Yes we are, is it legally binding?

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19 Aug 12 #350577 by Fiona
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Is your son-in-law impartial and does he have experience of divorce settlements? Anything agreed at mediation isn''t legally binding until the agreement is turned into a Consent Order and to do that a judge has a duty to ensure the agreement is fair i.e. complies with the law.

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19 Aug 12 #350582 by debbiepipe12
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He has no experience but he is impartial.

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19 Aug 12 #350593 by tinkerbell1606
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No disrespect but wouldn''t that put your daughter in a very difficult situation? Having her husband mediate between her parents. Not sure I''d want to involve someone so close in detailed financial & possibly emotive negotiations.
Just a thought, good luck with mediation, however you go about it.
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20 Aug 12 #350622 by dukey
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Its not a good idea at all, pay an experienced professional mediator.

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