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What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

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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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17 Mar 21 #516121 by Butterfly6059
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Please could anyone give me some advice.
I received a court order for a directions hearing resulting from the Judge adjourning my final hearing.
I attended unrepresented as it was a directions hearing. However in the court room it came to light that I was at a Show Cause Hearing. I was at a total loss and unprepared. The judge made the exact order that the Judge at the final hearing did not approve. I had to pay costs as it was seen that I was resiling from an order although order was not approved.
My question is should I have been advised it was a Show Cause Hearing.
Can a Judge make an order when there was no bundle present and no net effect calculations as to if it was fair and met our needs. The resulting order did not include maintenance or pension sharing. I have sought legal advice and all have advised it was significantly too low and unless something extraordinary happening a judge would not have approved it.
Very confused!

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27 Mar 21 #516286 by hadenoughnow
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I am afraid it is impossible to give any useful advice without knowing a great deal more about the situation.

If you had got as far as Final Hearing presumably there was no agreement at FDR, no Consent Order agreed but not signed etc??

Had the FH actually started?


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