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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.

Do you need help sorting out a fair financial settlement?

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.

Is mediation required or can you do it yourself?

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10 Sep 08 #47158 by mike62
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Pensions can be a messy business. It depends on your ages and the size of the pension and the type of pension (be it money purchase or final salary). The more info you can post, the better advice that can be given.

Yes, by all means gree something between yourselves if you are able, but whaether you use mediation or not (and I fully support kalamari's points above about the advantages) you MUST both take independant legal advice before signing an agreement - otherwise after it is ratified by a court, one or other could cry 'foul' and say that the agreement was unfair for x, y or z reason, resulting in the agreement being set aside and having to start again from a new asset position further down the line.


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11 Sep 08 #47478 by dreaming
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Thank you - hope things improve foryou.

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