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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.


How long does a petition take to arrive?

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23 Aug 12 #351508 by AwaitingDivorce
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My wife told me she started a divorce 4weeks ago, so far I have received a right to home letter but nothing else. i asked a soliciotr and was told her solicitor should have wrote to me a few days after she went in to inform me - but i havent recieved anything. When i ask my wife she says she doesnt know what she has signed or how it works?? Anyone know why i havent recieved anything? Could it be a bluff?

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24 Aug 12 #351590 by AwaitingDivorce
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Rang my local court - Nothing has been logged with them under my name or my wifes name as of today

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24 Aug 12 #351594 by cookie2
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Sounds like your wife is bluffing then.

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24 Aug 12 #351758 by AwaitingDivorce
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Could using Legal Aid slow it down. My solicitor said it wouldn''t as could use legal help which starts str away...



Legal Help covers all the help you might need from a solicitor or legal adviser in preparing a case to go to court. This may include getting general advice on any legal problems, It may also include your solicitor or adviser writing letters, negotiating, getting a barrister''s opinion and preparing a written case for a tribunal. Legal Help could also cover the costs of mediation in non-family cases. Mediation is a way of negotiating, where the parties are helped by a neutral mediator to find a solution acceptable to them both.

Legal Help won''t pay for the costs of starting or taking a court case. Also, it won''t pay for a lawyer to represent you in court or at a tribunal.

"Your solicitor can do it online and it is decided within a few days, there is only one form you have to sign from solicitor"

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01 Sep 12 #353266 by AwaitingDivorce
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Still no divorce papers - my solicitor cant understand why, so i rang her today - she said she has been informed to go to mediation

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24 Sep 12 #357615 by AwaitingDivorce
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Have received papers to go to mediation, my wife has done a draft Petition - but it is unsigned and hasnt been sent to the court

Is there any reasons this would take so long or could it be she is having doubts?

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