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    • toozie
    • By toozie 18th Mar 17, 10:01 PM
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    Divorce and disclosure
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:01 PM
    Divorce and disclosure 18th Mar 17 at 10:01 PM
    A question about for a friend.

    Friend and estranged husband separated some time ago, she has stayed in the family home, and is buying husband out. They both have solicitors, but have agreed mutually on an amount, both are happy with, and have told the solicitors they want a 'clean break' friend is not interested in his pensions, and wants to start over asap.

    His solicitor has stated it still has to go to court with full disclosure of his pensions, which is going to cost time time and money to get.

    Does this full disclosure have to happen if they are both happy with the settlement, or is it the solicitor trying to drag things out?
    Any advice we would be great fun, thank you
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    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 18th Mar 17, 10:32 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:32 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:32 PM
    I certainly don't remember mine going to court and going into pensions. I didn't disclose anything and don't remember my ex doing so either. We both agreed the financials and divorced. Unless it was done behind the scenes as a matter of course, but I certainly don't remember it!

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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 18th Mar 17, 10:59 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:59 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:59 PM
    If you want a clean break you need a consent order. To get a consent order needs full disclosure.

    Solicitor costs c£200. Court fee £50. Job done.
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 19th Mar 17, 12:19 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:19 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:19 AM
    Yes, my husband had to disclose pensions and their value. He had three and there was no charge from the companies who gave a value and the figures were received within a week.
    • toozie
    • By toozie 19th Mar 17, 5:16 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 5:16 AM
    Thanks guys
    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 19th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
    They both have to complete a 'Statement of Information' form summarising the financial positions. It is not as detailed as if they were asking the court to decide who gets what, but her husband will need to values of his pensions n order to complete the forms.
    Unless the pensions are already in payment, his pension providers are required to provide the values free of charge so it is not a particularly onerous requirement.
    (and it may be wise for your friend to wait until she knows the figures before deciding that she is happy to give up her claim to them)
    • Kentselon
    • By Kentselon 24th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
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    • 24th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
    Divorce
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    • 24th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
    What is the quickest way and cheapest way to divorce we have no kids no house together was only married for 3 months but I have a pension but I paid for car a few utility bills anyone help
    • heartbreak_star
    • By heartbreak_star 24th Mar 17, 1:52 PM
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    • 24th Mar 17, 1:52 PM
    What is the quickest way and cheapest way to divorce we have no kids no house together was only married for 3 months but I have a pension but I paid for car a few utility bills anyone help
    Originally posted by Kentselon
    Start your own thread - you'll get more replies

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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 24th Mar 17, 2:56 PM
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    • 24th Mar 17, 2:56 PM
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    • 24th Mar 17, 2:56 PM
    What is the quickest way and cheapest way to divorce we have no kids no house together was only married for 3 months but I have a pension but I paid for car a few utility bills anyone help
    Originally posted by Kentselon
    Cheapest is to download forms and DIY it - only court fees to pay
    https://www.gov.uk/divorce/overview
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