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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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Our consultant service offers expert advice and support to help you reach agreement on a fair financial settlement quickly, and for less than a quarter of the cost of using a traditional high street solicitor.


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06 Jun 12 #335350 by RUBY25
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There is no equity in the house and I also have around £40k worth of debt that has all incurred during the relationship.

Is there anything I can do before dropping the divorce line to get things in order and make things easier for myself?

I''m seeing a solicitor on Saturday but was going to tell him tonight that i''m going ahead with divorce.

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06 Jun 12 #335354 by cookie2
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Oh right if there''s no equity then there is nothing for him to claim on.

No nothing you need to do really. It''s best ot agree a financial split with your STBX if you can. If you can do it yourselves then you''ll both save a bundle in sol''s fees.

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06 Jun 12 #335358 by RUBY25
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Thank you for your advice. It gives my a bit of hope.

Will his child be considered in the divorce? I just know he''s going to try every trick in the book and apply for me to pay him support. Would it be more benificial for me to move in with my parents as i would struggle to live when he moves out (but would just manage) or should i stay put? There is no way that the landlord would let him take to tenancy on his own so the options are he moves out or we both move out.

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06 Jun 12 #335360 by cookie2
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It would be a consideration, yes. He could claim he needs a 2-bed accommodation for overnight access. But it probably won''t change things much. If he thinks he''s getting SM out of you he will get a shock when he rre-joins the real world.

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06 Jun 12 #335366 by RUBY25
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I''d love him to join the real world! Unfortunatley I don''t think it will happen in this lifetime.

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