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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.


Final hearing Decree Absolute

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07 Apr 21 #516416 by Fransfriends
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Hello everyone,
I wanted to ask what happens after the judge makes the decision at the end of the final hearing? I am then legally divorced or do I also have to apply for a Decree Absolute?
so basically does the judge award the decree absolute there and then or is it something else I have to apply for after the FH?
many thanks

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07 Apr 21 #516425 by rubytuesday
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I'm assuming the final hearing is for financial remedy? If so, then the decision about the financial settlement will be final, but you will still need to apply for Decree Absolute (or your spouse if they are the petitioner); it is not granted automatically at the end of a final hearing, as the financial remedy process is separate from the divorce process.

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07 Apr 21 #516426 by Fransfriends
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Thank you so much, that is very helpful ?

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09 Apr 21 #516441 by hadenoughnow
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You usually have to apply for the Decree Absolute separately. Very occasionally, if there is an application before the court, a judge will sign it off there and then.

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