Me and my STBX have done mediation (no lawyers) and have an agreement. She gets 100% of the house which was 50/50 owned, I pay no spousal maintenance and don't share my pension.
We are probably some months away from getting the Decree Absolute. We don't have the Nisi yet.
She is selling the house now, and has put an offer on a new place. I've agreed to the sale as I'm happy for it to go through fast. But she wants the new place to be in her name only. I think we need to wait for the decree abs. before changing the property situation. I think the new place should be in both our names, and we transfer the title to her once we have the Decree Absolute. Am I right?
thanks for your response! the transfer of the title to her is included in the MOU from the mediation agreement, which will be sent to the court when we get the Decree Nisi. Is that the same as Consent Order? Isn't that what we get when the judge ratifies the divorce?
Probably worth reading the other section on Consent Orders as it sounds like you still have some bumps in the roads not least just the house purchase. The MOU can be basis of a consent order but I'm not sure it has any bearing on your divorce application as such as that is the marriage side of things rather than finalising your joint finances
thanks! Yes I understand that, but for us, the finances is the only point of contention. Everything else is very clear and uncontested (well, in theory, even the finances are agreed now). We have submitted the divorce application, and my STBX has submitted her acknowledgement of service.
So given that, do you think it's premature for her to buy the new property in her own sole name (even though that is what we have agreed in the MOU)?