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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.


thinking of using wikivorce to divorce any advice?

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29 Aug 12 #352718 by Eva18
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Hi

I would really appreciate any advice or recommendations that any of you may have from your own experiences or knowledge.

I''ve been separated almost 2 years and I''m thinking of the next step now which is divorce and I''m thinking of using the wikivorce option of full divorce and financial settlement..

I''ve been down a pretty rough road so far and I''m hoping for this to be as painless and straightforward as possible. The child contact is concluded there is a contact order, the FMH is up for sale, we''re more or less agreed on 65% to me split (which equates to the amount I put into the house), and should enable me to re-house myself and children with a mortgage, and I don''t want to go down the road of claiming on his pensions as we were only married for 3 years.

It was a DV situation and I now have to see him for child contact handovers so I want to keep things as simple as possible that requires the least communication possible between us.

Have any of you divorced using this wikivorce option, was it straightforward, any advice you think may be useful to me I would appreciate, I''ve previously researched a lot of info re separation and divorce and I just want to get on and do it now and get on with my life .

Thanks to anyone that has advice, hints or tips. Eva X

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29 Aug 12 #352720 by livinginhope
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Hi, I used the Wikivorce Divorce and Financial Settlement and found it very straight forward and easy to do.The one thing I would say though is that it really works ok as long as both parties are being cooperative and reasonable.
Good luck xxx

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29 Aug 12 #352722 by dukey
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Ditto, if you both agree the divorce and the money side it''s ideal.

I also used the service for divorce and Consent Order, no problems, it''s done by a solicitor and costs as advertised.

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29 Aug 12 #352724 by stukadivebomber
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dukey wrote:

Ditto, if you both agree the divorce and the money side it''s ideal.

I also used the service for divorce and Consent Order, no problems, it''s done by a solicitor and costs as advertised.


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09 Sep 12 #354795 by stateofplay54
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My husband and I have been separated for three years now. We drew up a private financial agreement back then which we both signed and was witnessed by two family members.

I think it''s now time we divorced and he is in agreement. So, the Wikivorce fixed price divorce option seems viable for us.

However, which option to select? As we''ve already finalised the financial side of things, is it necessary for us to go down the Consent Order route? Any input/advice would be welcome. Many thanks.

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09 Sep 12 #354797 by dukey
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You need a Consent Order, what you and he agreed means nothing in law, the CO is binding and means neither will be able to make a claim in te future, it''s a small price to pay for peace of mind.

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