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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.


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Monthly maintainance

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12 May 12 #330104 by Tinkerbell37
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Hi there
Wonder if anyone can help?
My partner has been separated for 2 years and has always
Paid £620 a month maintenance for his 2 children,he is
Struggling to pay that amount each month and contacted
Csa who advised it should be £408 a month,he had signed a
Deed of Separation that stated the monthly maintenance be
£620 but now is disagreeing with this.
His ex wife is threatening to stop all accsses and not continue
With the divorce and serve a court order on him.
He hadn''t said he wouldn''t pay,just that he felt the payments
Were too high.
Any advice as to what to do now?

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12 May 12 #330116 by Fiona
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He can try to negotiate a new agreement perhaps with the help of a mediator, apply to the CSA for an assessment or apply to court for a financial order to settle the finances once and for all. In the first instance it would be reasonable to write formally setting out his position. Does the Separation Agreement state the money is paid for the benefit of the child?

His wife needs reminding that contact and child maintenance are different issues and treated separately and the children shouldn''t be used as a weapon against the other parent. If contact arrangements cannot be resolved between them there is little alternative than apply to court for an order.

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12 May 12 #330119 by Tinkerbell37
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Thank you :)
We were hoping it wouldn''t have to go through courts and seeing as she earns £60.000 a year she is in the far better position.
But looks like it''s going to be unavoidable.
Thanks for replying

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12 May 12 #330121 by Tinkerbell37
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And yes Separation Agreement did state that it was for child monthly maintainance

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