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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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08 Aug 12 #348158 by Beth T
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My ex and I have agreed the sum that I will pay him in settlement but his solicitor has told him that the court may decide its insufficient and award him more so he does not have rely on benefits in the future. Would a court disagree with a Consent Order on this basis?

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08 Aug 12 #348165 by cookie2
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It''s possible, it depends on the figures. But a court would not "award him more", they would either accept or reject the Consent Order. They would not make changes to it.

Don''t believe what he says his solicitor has told him, though. His solicitor represents him, not you.

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