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HopefulDad
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Morning all, i hope you can help i'm 2 years into trying to get divorced and 12k of solicitor fees in. I have a consent order from my ex that i would like my solicitor to review but she has said its 5 hours work and at £270 quid an hour i just cant afford it. Honestly im not sure who is more money grabbing my solicitor or my ex wife. £12k in and im not sure how or where she has helped at all, i ended up representing my self with respect to the children.

 

Is there anyone on here, or anyone someone who can recommend someone to have a quick glance over and see if there is anything majorly wrong with it?

 

Thank you, 

 

Hopeful Dad

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 11/08/2022 10:33 am
HopefulDad
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Just to add, i am of course willing to pay for any help, its not the paying that i have an issue with its the amount, when all i really want is someone to have a quick glance over it and make a few suggestions. 

 

Thanks,

 

Dave

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Topic starter Posted : 11/08/2022 11:24 am

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Champagne
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You might be the best person to look at it!    Does it seem ok to you?  If not, do you have any friends/family who could help?  Unfortunately divorce is a costly process.  If you decide to self represent there are some helpful guides on the advicenow.org.uk website

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Posted : 11/08/2022 11:41 am
mrstrange
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A good consent order shoild be easy to understand and enforceable. 

-Are arrangements for term time, half terms, summer holidays and Christmas clear?

-Are there any pitfalls that read "to be discussed and agreed between parents at the time."

 

-Do handovers take place at educational provisions such as nursery, pre-school or school to ensure that contact takes place?

 

The simpler and more robust the arrangements are, the easier they will be to adhere to and enforce.

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Posted : 11/08/2022 5:51 pm

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Bill337
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Hi,

You could try a mediator and they can get a lawyer to review and send off consent order to court for approval. May be more affordable. Could try mediateuk. Have used them in past: https://www.mediateuk.co.uk/

 

What arrangements  are you seeking,.is it 50/50?

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Posted : 11/08/2022 6:35 pm
HopefulDad
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sorry for the confusion, this is related to finances the children have already been sorted with 50/50. we are now onto the finances we have agreed a split of 80/20 on the house but i just want to make sure she cant come back for more. 

 

Thanks, 

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 13/08/2022 3:30 pm

Champagne
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I would recommend reading the guide on the advicenow.org.uk website called 'A survival guide to sorting out your finances when you get divorced'.   In section 4 they say they have teamed up with a selected group of solicitors to offer help for this part of the process at a more affordable price.  It seems to be £240.

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Posted : 13/08/2022 3:39 pm

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