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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.


Any tips on how long?????

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23 May 12 #332475 by langley13
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Hi all well I finally did it today after to and froing with my ex him making me feel worthless and greedy I finally asked my Solicitor to put our financial application to the court. I decided that if all along I have been completly honest where as he has tried to bash me verbally from every angle, I thought that the only person who can tell me what I am or am not entitled to is a Judge. I will no longer have to deal with his ridiculous letters to my Solicitor he is self representing, I will no longer have to try and agree something with someone who I divorced because I could not tolerate his self rightous bullying tactics, he never physically hurt me but emotionally I have had enough and as exspensive as it may be not to have to deal with him makes it all money well spent. Does anyone have any idea of how long this process takes if my Solicitor puts forward the forms on Friday? I know it''s like how long is a piece of string but someone out there may be able to give me an idea. Thanks

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25 May 12 #332990 by Lostboy67
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25 May 12 #332996 by it can only get better
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hi my solicitor said you have to have a date in 12 weeks, for the first hearing, about 9 mths all in!!!

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25 May 12 #333001 by .Charles
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If the matter goes to final hearing expect at least 12 months. In my local court it takes the best part of 6 months for the court to give you a date following the FDR hearing.

Charles

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26 May 12 #333154 by it can only get better
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Hi charles just going by what she said, will let you know, when and if i get a date, lol

Tracey

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27 May 12 #333218 by .Charles
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All courts vary. It is worth bearing in mind that very few cases go to final hearing so the matter might settle within a few months from the date of issue - usually at the FDR hearing.

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27 May 12 #333243 by epitome title
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Timescales of mine was/is :-

Petition Feb 2011
Nisi June 2010
Negotiation - waste of time, stbx ignored everything
First Appointment Feb 2012
FDR May 2012
Final Hearing September 2012

Looks like mine is going to be one of the few that goes to Final Hearing

Kind regards

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