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Can we sort our finances out before any divorce

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2 years 2 months ago #502605 by 101guy

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2 years 2 months ago #502616 by hadenoughnow
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Hello and welcome to wikivorce.

You can have a [url=Resources/Library/Cohabitation-and-Separation_s33_m1852.html ]separation[/url] agreement to sort out the finances but it won't be legally binding until after there is a Decree Nisi in place. AFAIK It also cannot include a pension sharing order as this has to be made by the court. You could have this agreed in principle though.

If the separation agreement is properly drawn up and agreed after full financial disclosure, it can carry weight in the future and could form the basis of a Consent Order when you do file for divorce at some point in the future. Do bear in mind that, if circumstances change, the agreement can be revisited.

This site offers a Separation Agreement service (others are available) that you may want to have a look at. Click on the services tab.


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2 years 2 months ago #502627 by 101guy
Thankyou for your reply and now understand this, I have now read up on Seperation orders. My next question is .. Can a mediator arrange for such an order to be arranged through a legal source

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2 years 2 months ago #502632 by hadenoughnow
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Some solicitors firms also offer mediation so I imagine they would be able to organise a Separation agreement. Check the costs involved.

A mediator can help you reach agreement and produce a document that can be turned into a [url=Resources/Library/Cohabitation-and-Separation_s33_m1852.html ]separation[/url] agreement with all the right legal language.

It is an agreement, not a court order. As I said, you cannot get that until after you have a decree nisi.


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