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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.

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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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Pension sharing

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05 Feb 08 #12916 by BVG
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I was married for 25 years plus 8 years living together. We both worked for the same company. I took out the company pension immediately and my ex about 4years into our marriage. Will the 8 years we lived together and the pension I accrued still count in the settlement or just the years that we were married. I am not trying to be miserly and wish for a fair settlement of both pensions and assets.Their are no children, my younger ex eife has good employment income as does her new partner. I however am in receipt on my pensions and now unable to work at 63 years old. My partner is also on a state pension.

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05 Feb 08 #12926 by Peter@BDM
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A divorce under Scottish law will only take account of the pension during the relationship. In England, Wales & Northern Ireland (EW&NI) it is usually reckoned that the whole lot is included, up to the end of the relationship. Some have argued that even in EW&NI only pension built during the relationship should count, but a barrister I asked about this concept says that it is a flawed argument.

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05 Feb 08 #12938 by BVG
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Thanks for quick reply. Maybe i should cosider moving to Scotland!!!

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