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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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Paid TOO much for legal advice? (surely) How to complain?

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13 Mar 21 #516082 by WikiMonkey
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Hi, A simple case dragged out for 18 months, no efforts by either solicitor to settle out of court that i can determine, quoted £2,000-3250 - and so far its £9 and £11k to finish, so they claim. Ridiculous?

Any advice beyond sending a long and detailed complaint letter. im tempted to send a short letter but feel that Id likely be at a disadvantage so need to throw the kitchen sink as it'll go all the way to the ombudsmen im certain. thanks

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13 Mar 21 #516084 by WYSPECIAL
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Did you instruct your solicitor to make an offer to settle out of court.

Presumably you have had to pay as you go along? Why did you retain their services if you weren't happy?

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13 Mar 21 #516086 by WikiMonkey
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one of three steps was to settle out of court, yes. I've been recovering from mental illness and trusted them. perpetually felt we were getting somewhere to then realise we were getting no where and wanted to get a decision, a stake in the sand from the solicitor as something to justify the fees I'd paid, and all they did was confirm 12 months later what one of their former colleague confirmed at the start. hence why im fuming as they're just repeating the same thing re the claim too. I had complained a few months ago about the fees but they suspiciously avoided responding and claimed perhaps our 'relationship' had broken down. It will be on Tuesday, when once again I hear what they have to say, but I wont be paying their bill.

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