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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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What is a Consent Order and why do we need one?

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Ancilliary Relief

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13 Mar 08 #16684 by Ladyeire
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Hi All.
I'm new to this great site. I will seeing my solicitor for my first meeting at 2.30pm this afternoon help!
Can you please tell me what is Ancilliary Relief? I know that may seem dumb, is it to with maintenance?
Would appreciate your help and advise.

Many Thanks
Ladyeire:ohmy:

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13 Mar 08 #16690 by loobyloo
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Ancillary relief is the ancilliary matters to divorce ie fnances it includes spouse maintainance the csa deals with kids
I am nearing end of long expensive and emotional a/r and would urge you and x2b to try and settle between yourselves but get it rubber stamped
goood luck with sol keep strong
looby

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13 Mar 08 #16692 by loobyloo
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ps ladyeire you are NOT dumb we all feed off each other and welcome to wiki looby

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14 Mar 08 #16794 by Ladyeire
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Hi. Visit went well with solicitor, short and sweet 40 mins. costing £170 per hour!She wants me to start my E form and see how ex relates to it and see if he wants to go that way!
I wish we could settle another way,but I feel ex just wants his way or not all. Well maybe he might change his mind.

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14 Mar 08 #16797 by Jacko
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Ladyeire wrote:

Hi. Visit went well with solicitor, short and sweet 40 mins. costing £170 per hour!She wants me to start my E form and see how ex relates to it and see if he wants to go that way!
I wish we could settle another way,but I feel ex just wants his way or not all. Well maybe he might change his mind.


If you are both agreeable you could possibly try mediation this cheaper than going to court for a financial settlement.

It's a way of sitting down at a table and with the help of a mediator ( who will be a solicitor) trying to come to a financial settlement you both agree to on how to divide up your assets. Not that either party will necessarily entirely happy with, but at least you both had your say and agreed a settlement. This in itself will help keep your court costs and solicitors costs down.

So mediation may well be better than having court orders that neither of you really want or even agree with. This is often why deals a brokered between solicitors right up until the last minute before a final hearing. As neither party necessarily wants the uncertainty of what a judge is going to decide.

I myself attended an initial meeting for mediation. Though in our case it was considered that mediation was not suitable.

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