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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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17 Jul 12 #343684 by pixy
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I am about to come up to the 1 year anniversaryof my Nisi. The Consent Order is being drafted but obviously won''t be ready/sealed before the year is up. Should I go ahead and get the Absolute anyway? We''re joint owners of the house; as far as I can see the only thing I''d stand to lose out on is a widow''s pension if he dropped dead, which he is unfortunately showing no signs of doing.

If I leave the absolute to after the year, what would I have to do to get it? The only reason it has taken so long is my own procrastination - I found it very difficult to take the final step:(

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17 Jul 12 #343686 by rubytuesday
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Its best to wait until the CO is sealed before applying for the Absolute.

All you need to do is send in a letter to the Court explaining why there has been a delay in applying for the Absolute when you apply for it. Its not unusual for people to have more than a 12 month delay in applying as they are still sorting out the finances.

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17 Jul 12 #343688 by pixy
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Thnaks Ruby - that takes one bit of stress away! Now all I need is a drugs baron with cartloads of cash to buy the house ...

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17 Jul 12 #343690 by rubytuesday
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I''m contacting one right now for you ;)

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