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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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29 Jul 12 #345971 by Barney Rubble
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I am almost at the end of a divorce after over three years of process and when the judgement is read in August I would like to buy a house with my new partner. She is concerned that later down the line if I die or retire , then my ex-wife could make her/us sell the house to continue receiving maintenance. Is she right to be concerned?

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29 Jul 12 #345975 by dukey
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Along with the Decree Absolute you also need a Consent Order to dismiss any potential future claims, so yes your partner has reason to be concerned, get a consent order or an order of court (judgement).

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29 Jul 12 #345989 by Barney Rubble
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A consent decree would appear to require both parties to agree to the decree. As my wife has been difficult every step of the way even though she was the applicant, I think it unlikely that she would agree. Is there another method ?

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29 Jul 12 #346008 by MrsMathsisfun
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You can apply to court to settle the issue.

How have you sorted the finances at the moment?

Do just leave it open because she could come back any time in the future and try to claim.

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29 Jul 12 #346015 by Barney Rubble
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judgement arrives next month and i will have to pay a lump sum and monthly payments of maintenance at £1000 pm

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