What is the best order in which to go through the whole divorce process?
My situation is that we are slowly but amicably heading towards a divorce. We''ve agreed that if it happens the house will be sold and the proceeds used to buy her a new house, with me paying the mortgage, effectively as spousal maintenance. I would then rent for the foreseeable future. We would undertake shared parenting of our son.
So, can someone set out the order in which we should do things, bearing in mind that there''s one house to be sold, one house to be bought and a rental house to find?
I was told elsewhere that I shouldn''t do anything with the house until the divorce process has started.
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Best advice is not to divide your assets until you have a court sealed Consent Order which makes any agreement binding.
I agree with tets, start the divorce then once you have a Decree Nisi you can send the judge the agreement you have made called a Consent Order, once the judge agrees it you can ask the divorce be finalised which makes the consent order binding and enforceable.
If you have somewhere else to live then you could complete the sale but you can''t divide the proceeds from the sale (They should be held by a solicitor) until you have a sealed Consent Order, so if you need the proceeds to purchase new homes then wait.