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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.

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Arbitration instead of court?

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10 Nov 15 #469355 by more_equal
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My STBX and I have exhausted any chance of negotiation, a series of offers over 18 months have resulted in being no where near. We have considerable assets so this is not a needs case. The youngest child is now 18. Marriage 30 years. We just need the financials decided. His best offer so far is 41.5% to me with nothing for children at uni, or any spousal maintenance despite huge difference in earning potential. Why is my STBX advised to go to court instead of arbitration? My sol says arbitration is best for both of us - quicker and cheaper. How can I convince STBX to go to arbitration? Is STBX''s solicitor just trying to make more money for himself??

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10 Nov 15 #469372 by sulkypants
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Possibly because the longer he leaves it the more likely the dependant children wont be considered dependant any longer.

It might be best to go the court route if only to establish he needs to maintain them at uni plus a gap year.

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