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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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06 Sep 12 #354149 by brita44
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Thank you dukey and TBagpuss for your words.
The truth is that I submitted cross Petition however the judge (at residence order proceedings) said that why me paying costs and I have acknowledged the divorce petition.

My ex threatens me that he will tell my employer what a horrible person I am and even said that he will advise our daughter''s nursery

I am really worried that he will also use this against me during final hearing in child proceeding (althought it is said that two cases are separate) but still...

Yes and I have been issued to pay 50% of petition fee

Thank you for your replies...

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06 Sep 12 #354154 by dukey
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To be clear he cannot make known what was written in the divorce application, it is a privileged application, if he does he will be subject to prosecution.

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06 Sep 12 #354156 by brita44
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That helps :-)thank you

I would like to object paying 50% of fees - can I do it? if yes - what can be a good reason

Thank you

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06 Sep 12 #354193 by .Charles
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Financial hardship is your best bet, assuming that it applies.

To be completely honest, you were lucky not to get saddled with 100% of the costs never mind 50%. The value of that 50% has to be determined which may by done at the upcoming hearing.


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