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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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Do I need a solicitor?

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28 Sep 15 #467346 by iusedtolovehim
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Consent Order sealed, Absolute granted. I used a solicitor and now we''re just tying up the loose ends. House was ordered to go onto the market, it''s for sale. I am to get a share in 3 of his pensions, two of them are in process. The 3rd one the trustees are still deciding whether or not they will offer the internal option or if I shall have to make an external transfer. My solicitor has performed a good job for me but I now feel she''s merely performing a copy and paste function to the other side. Should I go it alone in the final straits? His side keep emailing with silly requests about ''chattels'' and I don''t want to waste any more money on who gets the Kenwood Chef! (He''s welcome to it, by the way!)

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29 Sep 15 #467376 by .Charles
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If you understand the process and you are confident enough to perform the task yourself then, no, you don''t need a solicitor.

Charles

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29 Sep 15 #467417 by iusedtolovehim
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Thank you Charles, I think I am confident enough. As I say, we have a Consent Order I am very happy with and the Absolute has been granted. His solicitor is sending silly emails to mine so of course she has to answer, contact me for information and of course I get charged! I will probably be back on the site for backup though!

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