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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.

Consent Order Time line for resubmission

  • bond0007
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27 Dec 20 #515159 by bond0007
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Hi all,

My Initial Consent Order was refused as the court gave following comment:
“The lump sum have no interest provision if not paid.
Furthermore, surely the family home should be changed with lump sums or an order for sale if applicant does not pay lump sum”

I resubmitted with Consent Order with appropriate changes in the consent order.

How will it take for the court to approve re-drafted/re-submitted Consent Order

The original Consent Order took 3 months to refuse.
Submitted on 24-Aug 2020
Refused on 23-November 2020
The court: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Will resubmission of Consent Order takes same time or are processed quicker?
If processed quicker for resubmitted Consent Order, how long will it take to approve


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02 Jan 21 #515196 by hadenoughnow
Reply from hadenoughnow
I am afraid this is impossible to answer, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. The courts are usually very busy at the best of times but COVID-19 has made the backlogs worse.
It is likely that the matter has simply gone back to the bottom of the pile.


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