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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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Consent Order

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06 Oct 12 #359628 by coasttocoast
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Hi can anyone tell me what the following means in "laymans" terms.


UPON the parties both agreeing to be responsible for all other debts and liabilities in their sole name and to indemnify the other in respect of the same.

This is one of the points ex''s solicitor has noted on the draft Consent Order.




Thank you

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06 Oct 12 #359632 by Action
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I think it means that you are each liable for your own personal debts and can''t, at a later date, tell the other that your debt is also their debt. So, if you get into trouble not paying off your overdraft on your own ''sole'' bank account, then that''s your own personal problem and not that of your STBX and visa versa.

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06 Oct 12 #359639 by coasttocoast
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So would that be usual content to be put into a Consent Order? I thought the statement about either partly having no right to any future claims against one another would cover that anyway??

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06 Oct 12 #359654 by Action
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Can only assume it''s ''belt and braces''.

Can any legal wikis help on this?

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06 Oct 12 #359655 by dukey
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Without boring anyone to death it''s standard, if you can''t sleep look up recital and order, action has it right it makes the order irrefutable.

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06 Oct 12 #359656 by coasttocoast
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Thanks action and dukey. That is what i was hoping it meant.

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