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What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

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13 Jun 12 #336466 by newjune
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I have been waiting for my ex to get a pension valuation for several months in order for us to compare valuations before applying for a pension sharing order or not if the values are similar. His solicitor has now come back and wants me to complete a form E. We had already sold and split our family home. Do i now have to complete the form and give details of my new home which is in my sole name? Is this just a tactic to get me to say i don''t want any of his pension. Totally stressed. Any advice most welcome, thanks.

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13 Jun 12 #336470 by NoWhereToTurnl
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You will both have to fill in form E prior to going to court for your Consent Order and the court will set the time-line for when you have to file it with the court and the date you and your stbx exchange your form E''s.

His solicitor can only ask you to do it voluntarily and you are under no obligation to comply. Have you got a solicitor or are you self representing?

When you do fill in form E you have to declare all your assets so yes, your new home goes under property you own.

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13 Jun 12 #336473 by newjune
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Yes I do have a solicitor. She has advised me to do the form but it looks daunting. We both bought our own properties and I wouldn''t like to think that he would have claim against me. Its all very stressful. Have just had the Decree Nisi.

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13 Jun 12 #336478 by blonde cazza
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Im in a similar situation to you.
My ex and have have sold our marital property and have both brought our own properties,difference is i own mine out right he has a mortgage...i too am in a similar poition his sol has said they will come after my property if i take him to court but as i believe it you can make joint claim on each other.

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13 Jun 12 #336479 by NoWhereToTurnl
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There is no need to do the form all in one go and your solicitor will help you but the more you do your self, the less it will cost you. Take a page at a time, the most time consuming part is gathering all the supporting documents ie 12 months of bank statements etc.

I have recently had to submit a new form E as we are returning to court for variation of order but apart from the form being updated, its still the same format.

You do need to put down your new home but not in the section for the family home, it goes under property owned by you. Do not worry about this, he will not be able to make you sell/share your home, he will also have to put his new home down on his. The reason for doing it is to look at the needs of both parties so the judge can look at the percentage to allocate to each party should a pension sharing be agreed.

When you have both fully completed your form E, and he will have to get his pension details for it, your solicitors will agree on a date when the forms are exchanged.

Hope that helps settle your mind a little, if you need any help, just ask.

Best wishes and big hug x

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12 Jul 12 #342746 by newjune
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Thanks for the replies. I have completed my form E and sent to my solicitor. I assume my ex has been asked to complete one too. How long will it be until the forms can be exchanged? Do my ex have to do his within so many weeks etc?
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