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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.

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Is his solicitor biding time?

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15 Oct 12 #361055 by Flyinghigh34
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Quick one

After being arrested for beating me up I received a letter from my husbands solicitors filing for divorce for my unreasonable behaviour it said I had 14 days, we didn''t receive divorce papers so my solicitor wrote back saying I was filing for adultery, DVD and UB
Took another 2 weeks to hear back from his solicitors saying she had been out the office but would respond this week

I know from his sister that he has already paid the £340 court costs and that his solicitor is stalling for time as is waiting for a copy of the marriage certificate from him

Is this legal?? My solicitor has contacted again today saying if we don''t hear back by Wednesday then we will file

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15 Oct 12 #361058 by QPRanger
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A solicitor can only act once they have the info from their client. If the client takes their time providing info and documentation then the solicitor cannot do much.

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15 Oct 12 #361060 by Flyinghigh34
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So if she replies saying we have already filed what then?

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15 Oct 12 #361068 by WhiteRose
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The ultimate objective is you both want a divorce.

TBH in the grand scheme of things incurring costs fighting over who divorces who is pointless.

No-one see''s the Petition apart from the Court. However, by using UB he could request a costs order.

Probably best to respond to him saying you will not contest/cross petition as long as each of you bear your own costs (no costs order)

Save your money and energy for sorting out the financial side - this may have to be done in court as mediation can not be done where there has been DV.

Have a look at this link for help with DV:
refuge.org.uk/

Take care

WR

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15 Oct 12 #361075 by Flyinghigh34
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Will agree to the divorce the quicker the better
I am a stay at home mum to our 3 and .1 year old, so am getting legal aid
He hasn''t paid the mortgage this month. And hasn''t got back to CSA
He has been contacting my friends so solicitor applying for non molestation order

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