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Decree Absolut D37

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Hi all, 


so ive been slogging through a divorce for nearly 3 years now, we went to court for the children and i was awarded a 48/52 with respect to time with the children, which im ok with 50/50 would have been nice but i get to see them so thats great. 


We are now going through the finances, and suddenly out of nowhere a D37 came through the door so a Decree Absolut ( i assume she has applied for it ) my questions are . 


1.) What does this do to our financial discussions? the house is solely in my name, and she as yet not applied for an interest in the house, does this mean anything? does this mean my Pension is no longer consider as a shared asset? i've been holding of starting a business in my name because of this, will she still have access to my business if i start it after a D37. 


Is there anyone i can speak to about it my solicitor is very unhelpful?

Topic starter Posted : 13/09/2022 11:07 am
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Its disappointing that your solicitor is unhelpful.  I believe its a complicated area.  There are some guides on finances and divorce on the website which may give you an idea of what to expect.

Posted : 14/09/2022 8:09 am

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im not 100% sure of this, but it could be in yr best interests to get the absolute done before your finances is sorted.

reason being is that the absolute makes yr divorce final so yr no longer considered married.  there are some things she cant claim if absolute is done first, because yr no longer considered married.  Pension is one of them i believe. 

thats why people do finances first, and absolute is done at the end.

Posted : 23/09/2022 11:36 am
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I would say that if your solicitor is being unhelpful, then you need to change to one who is worth what you are paying. A mistake at this stage could be costly, so you do need decent advice.

Posted : 25/09/2022 4:28 pm

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