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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.

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The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

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30 Sep 12 #358619 by sugarnspice
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hi every1 x can u plz advise me? afta bein in connection wi ma ex and he assure me he has signed the divorce petition and that that they r with his solicitors afta almost 3 wks how come i have heared nothing? i am going this divorce on my own so i would''ve expected something by now. he has provided me with the name and address of his solicitors. wot i wud like 2 no if i rang them wud they give me the imformation that he has signed the divorce petition so i can move 2 the nxt stage? any advise wud be much appreciated x many thanx xx

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30 Sep 12 #358621 by rubytuesday
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Has the solicitor sent the Petition to the Court? If so, it could be around 2 or 3 weeks from the time of the Court receiving the papers to you receiving yours, which the Court would send to you, not his solicitors.

Certainly, you can write them a letter inquiring as to the date of the petition being submitted to court, but I would strongly advise that you do not use "text-speak" as in your post, or you may not get a response.

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30 Sep 12 #358623 by Forseti
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Well, I''m glad someone understood it! Must be getting old.

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30 Sep 12 #358624 by sugarnspice
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thank you x no i would most certainly wouldn''t. I do apologize for using tx. so do you think that the solicitor would talk to me? i have been told that they would not due to client confidentiality. I am most eager to find pot about the divorce aknowledgement, as my ex has told me so many lies regarding this

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30 Sep 12 #358629 by JayneEyre
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I would suggest ringing the Court to ask if papers received.

I patiently waited over two months to hear back from the Court after my ex told me that he was happy with the Petition after speaking to a solicitor & had signed & returned them.

Quite by chance I came across the envelope with forms uncompleted & unsigned under a sofa cushion.

Questioned him without disclosing my find but told him that I had rung the Court which I had to confirm forms not returned & he still claimed that he had sent them.

It did amuse me somewhat that I photocopied & replaced them where I found them & watched him fill in the ''Replacements from Court''

I know this may come as a surprise to many but you just can''t always believe what your told when going through a divorce :ohmy:

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30 Sep 12 #358640 by Serendipity100
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You do not say if you are the Respondent or Petitioner. Whatever your status, you should receive a copy of the Petition and aknowledgement of Service, but three weeks is not long: if worried, suggest, as Ruby Tuesday says, you write to the court asking if Petition has been received.

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01 Oct 12 #358698 by sugarnspice
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Thank you both for your replies. I am the petitioner in the proceeding and quite honestly going it alone is quite scary, never know what to do next x :)

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