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DebraVation (original poster member #51156) posted at 6:40 PM on Friday, April 7th, 2023
Hi, Wh and I have filed for divorce this week. We have done it through the new (2022) no-fault divorce route and filed it jointly online. He filled in his part yesterday.
So far so good.
Now the tricky bit - the finances. For assets such as the house and savings it is pretty straightforward - value them and split it. Likewise the child support because the government gives a formula for working out the minimum amount.
BUT when it comes to pensions, how did people calculate this? I have a reasonable pension but his will be more than mine. Do you need to get a solicitor involved at this point, or will the mediator help if we get one? Or if we ask for a Financial settlement does the court calculate it?
Have you taken a share of the pension and transferred it to your name, or offset it against other assets and netted them off?
Likewise, spousal support? Is there even such a thing? Again would the court calculate this?
Thank you in advance.
It is meant to be a new straightforward system but I have no clue what to do with these couple of things.
UKgirl ( member #17062) posted at 6:49 PM on Thursday, April 13th, 2023
My suggestion is that you ask at the Citizens Advice Bureau and they may point you in the direction of either an independent financial advisor or a solicitor or both. They will also have leaflets on divorce to help guide you. Good luck!
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Gracey ( member #79334) posted at 12:31 AM on Friday, April 14th, 2023
Hi not getting divorced at moment however did see solicitor after discovering WH’s A and spousal support in UK has to be applied for through court and they decide if your entitled depending on earnings, ability to earn etc. I think a solicitor is best for this as its pretty complicated. Hope that helps.
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EyesOpened50 ( member #54610) posted at 1:06 PM on Friday, April 14th, 2023
Ideally if you can sort things out yourselves, maybe with the help of a solicitor - keeping the costs low but also a fair guide on everything! You’ll both need to get the CETV - cash equivalent transfer values for the pensions first so you can see in todays terms but also be aware of the financial situation going forward, spousal maintenance etc.
DebraVation (original poster member #51156) posted at 11:04 AM on Sunday, April 16th, 2023
Thank you everyone who has replied. I have a friend who is a solicitor (but not specialising in this area) and she has recommended me a solicitor to see. I have sent an email requesting an initial consultation and made a list of questions/things that need sorting out. I will dig out whatever information I can about what pensions we have etc ahead of that meeting and take it from there.
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