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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?

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07 May 12 #328987 by zippy123456
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Is it possible to agree an asset split before the court decides and is it legal?

Thinking of letting the spouse have the home mortgage free and I have the cash. She will then have a secure home but then I don''t want a claim on my income as a quid pro quo?

Also, I need to take out a significant loan to undertake some training. The loan will be in just my name. Can I use this to reduce my overall assets?

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08 May 12 #329132 by TBagpuss
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Yes, you can agree an asset split. You would then send a Consent Order to the corut to ask the Judge to confirm the terms reached. It isn''t legally enforcable until the Judge has approved the order so it is not ''legal'' in that sense.

You would still have to complete a statement of information giving the Judge a summery of the finacial position you are each in, and this can include any extra relevent information (e.g. the split amounts to a division of Capital with the wife haveing 70% and the husband 30%. This reflects an agreement reached between the parties and takes into account the husband''s higher earnings, and the parties greement that there should be a Clean Break)

You cannot ''contract out'' of CSA so if you have children you couldpotentially have to oay child support even if you and your ex had agreed not to (there are ways round this, with very careful drafting)

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