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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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12 Jan 21 #515330 by Twentysix
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Hi all,
Just about to start out on the Divorce journey but slighly confused in which order key events are normally done. I understand the Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute timeline, but when is the financial Consent Order / final break completed. Are these normally before or after Decree Absolute?

many thanks

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13 Jan 21 #515338 by hadenoughnow
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You need to have a Decree Nisi in place to have a legally binding financial order. There is nothing to stop you reaching agreement on financial matters sooner.

The Decree Absolute normally happens after the financial order. It activates the provisions of the Order.


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