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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.

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17 Feb 08 #14217 by Ladybird22
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Could someone please explain what it means when costs are awarded, and to whom? Is it always the Respondent that pays and not the Petitioner? If so, does that reduce my solicitors bill if I am the Petitioner?


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17 Feb 08 #14219 by Elle
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Hi Ladybird,
If costs are awarded to petitioner, petitioner is to pay, if awarded to respondent, respondent is to pay. It is not always the respondent that pays. Costs can be awarded at different times in the proceedings and for different reasons.

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Thanks. Any idea what the reasons might be?

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