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At what point in a divorce do finances have to be agreed?

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GoldenOrb Fri 04-Nov-16 13:57:10

I have filed for divorce at the end of last month, as far as I know STBXH hasn't yet received the divorce petition.

We haven't yet agreed/properly discussed finances. At what point do these need to be agreed?

Also, do child living arrangements have to be agreed before the divorce can go through? We have a current arrangement agreed during mediation, but only for the first 6 months of our split, and he wants to review it before that.

MrsBertBibby Fri 04-Nov-16 14:49:17

Child arrangements and divorce are completely procedurally unrelated. YOu can review them any time.

Finances can also be addressed at any point but

* You can't issue a financial application until your petition is issued
* the court can't make a financial order (including by consent) until decree Nisi has been pronounced
* any financial order does not take effect until decree Absolute has been pronounced.

ponyprincess Fri 04-Nov-16 18:40:16

The advice I received was to do this before decree absolute

GoldenOrb Sat 05-Nov-16 17:18:26

Perfect, thanks for that.

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