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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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06 Jul 12 #341596 by MrsMathsisfun
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He is obviously not in a hurry to get things sorted and so is waiting for you to apply to court.

Really dont think a Consent Order which gives you £168k, (even with your deed of trust) and him £1.3k would get by a judge even if you both agreed. It would be deemed unfair.

You would need to prove that he has already received a larger share of the assets.

Dont think you would necessary be expected to sell up but your ex might get a charge against the property.

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06 Jul 12 #341597 by blonde cazza
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Yes my solicitor said that i may be expexted to give him a share when our youngest is 18.
Do you need a Clean Break on finances all along his solicitor has said this money could come back to me but now states if i take him to court he would come after it.
He has indicated he hasnt got the money to go to court so i dont know if the threat is because of that but i sure dont like this feeling.He was quick enough to put in for divorce.

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06 Jul 12 #341610 by Reddit
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Cazza, you are worried about him coming back in the future to claim more. Unless you get a court order by consent or through Ancillary Relief he could. Apply for ancillary relief now and finish it. Don''t be concerned about his claims that he can''t afford to go to court.

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07 Jul 12 #341651 by hawaythelads
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Cazza
Quite frankly you are like the dog with the bone looking in the lake.
You need to realise when you are well off.
You took virtually all the equity out the marital home even if it was in a deed of trust.
Get a clean break consent order drawn up by solicitors whether you''ve seen his form E or not.
Because in the past the extra you are hoping to gain ain''t worth risking what you''ve already got.A roof over your head all bought and paid for.

All the best
HRH x

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07 Jul 12 #341767 by blonde cazza
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Thats what i want to do as at he moment there is nothing signed by him and having aroof over my sons head is more important.Im not after money from him as i cant trust him at all xx

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