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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.


Is she entitled to anything after seperation?

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28 Mar 12 #320436 by zahirkhan
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Hello all

my question is

I am now seperated from my wife after 4 years marriage and have filed a divorce petition which she has received and said she has signed and sent back to the courts on two occasions but the courts tell me they have not received anything .

Now basically i think she is stalling and would like to know if she is entitled to anything financial from the point forward from seperation ? so if i come into money now or get a property now ect...

We dont have any children and we didnot own any property when married

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28 Mar 12 #320447 by dukey
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If your wife refuses to return the form to court in the end you have no choice but to have the divorce petition served on her, the best option is to use a process server , it costs around £100.

With a short and childless marriage her claim if any will be very limited.

Could it be the lady simply does not understand the process, why not suggest she uses wiki for some free advice.

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28 Mar 12 #320456 by zahirkhan
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dukey wrote:

If your wife refuses to return the form to court in the end you have no choice but to have the divorce petition served on her, the best option is to use a process server , it costs around £100.

With a short and childless marriage her claim if any will be very limited.

Could it be the lady simply does not understand the process, why not suggest she uses wiki for some free advice.


Thankyou for the reply

I think she understands realy well the process as she has been divorced once before in the past by a previous husband

So legally she dont have any entitlement to finances i gained after seperation which i have worked for off my own back ?

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28 Mar 12 #320460 by dukey
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Its a bit more complicated than yes or no.

For example if your wife came from another country to marry you she may have a higher claim, the same if say she was disabled and has little chance of working.

Assets remain joint marital until you are divorced and have a Consent Order, this is why those who do separate with no hope of getting back together are far better off ending the marriage and having a consent order.

The longer you are apart but married the more complicated it tends to get.

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28 Mar 12 #320467 by zahirkhan
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dukey wrote:

Its a bit more complicated than yes or no.

For example if your wife came from another country to marry you she may have a higher claim, the same if say she was disabled and has little chance of working.

Assets remain joint marital until you are divorced and have a Consent Order, this is why those who do separate with no hope of getting back together are far better off ending the marriage and having a consent order.

The longer you are apart but married the more complicated it tends to get.


ok so i think its time for the process server

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