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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.

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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.

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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Consent order after decree absolute

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23 Sep 21 #517764 by mp92
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Hi,
Can anyone please advise me if you must finalise a Consent Order before Decree Absolute is given, or whether you can apply for the decree absolute and then finalise the Consent Order after that? I am desperate to get my Decree Absolute and was recently told my consent order has been rejected by the judge and we are waiting for a hearing date which may take a while to get.

Thanks in advance

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24 Sep 21 #517771 by WYSPECIAL
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You don’t need a Consent Order to get Decree Absolute.

Many people (foolishly) never sort the financial side of things out.

The main reason for sorting a Consent Order before Decree Absolute is in case your ex dies after the marriage is ended but before finances are sorted, especially pensions as once you’re divorced you won’t be entitled to a widow(er)s pension.

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24 Sep 21 #517773 by mp92
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Thanks for your help.

If you re-marry then is it correct that you cannot then apply for a Consent Order with your ex?

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25 Sep 21 #517774 by WYSPECIAL
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Depends who the applicant was for the divorce and which boxes they ticked on the application.

If the applicant ticked the box saying they intended to apply for financial remedy then they won't lose the opportunity upon remarriage.

It would still be better to get everything sorted before remarriage though.

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