A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Lines open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info


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.


petition for divorce

  • confused1977
  • confused1977's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
More
02 Sep 12 #353374 by confused1977
Topic started by confused1977
I have received a letter from my husband''s solicitor with his intended divorce petition,QUESTION 1: Where it states costs on the form, they have ticked that the respondent shall be ordered to pay the costs of this application, Does this mean i will be paying for everything or just my own costs. QUESTION 2: under financial order, they have ticked everthing, I''m not sure what these mean or where i stand, can you please help me out with this, i have not seen a solicitor yet as i dont have much money and i''m trying to sort it myself until a solicitor is needed, (once the forms come back from the court, i will then consult a solicitor..

many thanks

  • dukey
  • dukey's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
02 Sep 12 #353377 by dukey
Reply from dukey
Q 1, yes probably, what is the reason for the divorce.

Q 2, most solicitors will tick all the box`s even though they are not actually asking for all of those provisions, its just the way its done, as i understand it they should not tick the box for maintenance pending suit but most seem to tick it anyway.

  • confused1977
  • confused1977's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
More
02 Sep 12 #353384 by confused1977
Reply from confused1977
The reason for divorce is: Unreasonable Behaviour, he has made up lots of rubbish, he said he doesnt love me anymore, but obviously thats not ground for divorce, we are still friends at the moment but i''m not willing to pay his costs.. I thought i would only have to pay my solicitor fees, (when i get one), He is the petitioning for divorce, surely i shouldnt have to pay his fees???

  • dukey
  • dukey's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
02 Sep 12 #353385 by dukey
Reply from dukey
When someone asks for a divorce if the reason is UB or adultery then they can ask you pay their costs, it doesn''t always mean they are though so ask and get it on paper they are not seeking costs, often a sol will say if you agree to the divorce we wont ask for costs.

  • confused1977
  • confused1977's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
More
02 Sep 12 #353387 by confused1977
Reply from confused1977
Thank You for time and patience, as you can tell i''m no expert on any of this. I have to reply before 14th Sept, do you think i should take these forms to a solicitor, hopefully this week and let them answer for me??

  • dukey
  • dukey's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
02 Sep 12 #353390 by dukey
Reply from dukey
Frankly no i don`t, solicitors charge lots of money, often around £200 per hour, most people don`t need a solicitor for the actual divorce.

If you do want a solicitor then use the wiki solicitor service as it only costs £99 and its a fixed price.

  • confused1977
  • confused1977's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
More
02 Sep 12 #353391 by confused1977
Reply from confused1977
Personally, i''d rather do it without any solicitors, but how would i reply to these forms?, am i allowed to ring or e-mail husbands solicitor and tell him that i agree to the divorce but not the costs??

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11