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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 - hearing

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22 May 21 #516786 by el_johnstone
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So some good news. earlier this month after having the Consent Order initially refused by the court, we (my ex and I) had our day in virtual court as it was cloud based. The district judge approved the order after asking both my ex and I if we approved of it which we said we did and at that point the judge said the order was therefore approved.

Thing is, that was a couple of weeks ago now and while I can appreciate the courts are swamped right now I want to get my property on the market as its to be sold to pay my ex her lump sum. But I've not received any form of correspondance from the court indicating it had been approved. I'm aware that what the judge said is final and I'd like to think that at the point they said it was approved then, yes, it was approved. Should I wait for the paperwork with the court stamp on it to arrive at mine before getting my property on the market?

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23 May 21 #516788 by hadenoughnow
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It is good to hear that you have reached a conclusion ?.

I can't see any harm in putting the property on the market. You won't be able to complete the sale until you have the order.

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24 May 21 #516796 by el_johnstone
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Hi HadEnoughNow

When you say "until you have the order". Do you mean the stamped document from the court?

I think I'll be chasing up the court to see whats going on and where it is. I'd like to think its "just" a case of printing / stamping / signing something, but then again I had to wait 6 months for a 15 minute hearing....

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