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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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27 Jun 12 #339474 by Easteregg
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My solicitor at the time says she left it to the legal aid solicitor, and he says he left it to her! I will try and contact my solicitor today and ask him what he would reccommend. He takes a couple of weeks to reply usually! Thank you again.

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27 Jun 12 #339475 by dukey
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I don`t accept that as a reasonable excuse, the fact is they both at some point represented you and as such have a duty to act in your best interests, the upshot is you have no money and probably wont for quite sometime yet.

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27 Jun 12 #339476 by Easteregg
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My ex solicitor said that the legal aid one was going to do it, and the legal aid one said that my ex solicitor should have done it! And I am stuck in the middle with no money! Thank you

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27 Jun 12 #339586 by Easteregg
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I spoke to my solicitor today who is saying exactly what you have already said, about time waiting for a hearing, and that it might upset my stbx and make him slow things down further! His advice was to not apply for SM, but to continue borrowing from family. I have asked him to contact my stbx solicitors asking if they have raised the funds and can they still confirm payment in early August, and if not, we will apply immediately for SM. What is your opinion please. Thank you so much.

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27 Jun 12 #339589 by dukey
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I agree wait for the next hearing, if they stump up the money great if not it proceeds and it''s in the hands of a judge, if they dont come up with the money make it clear at the next bearing your surviving by borrowing money from family, it''s to make it clear you have a need for maintenance.

It''s a shame your solicitors have not done a better job thus far, I think the MPS should have gone ahead only to be discharged upon payment, still what is done is done and now it''s damage limitation.

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27 Jun 12 #339599 by Easteregg
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Thank you so much, it is very much appreciated.

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06 Jul 12 #341444 by Easteregg
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I have checked with the court and apparently the box for maintenance was never ticked!! great!

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