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They both did a declaration and they agreed that their assets should be split 50/50 but the solicitor advised that the marital home needed to be sold before financials could be finalised.
No, no court order to sell the house has been issued. Can that be done? Both parties agree that auction is best option as the house has a long history of neighbour disputes, needs a lot of modernisation and the private treaty process will potentially be too awkward in terms of communication and time scale.
OK. So we have to instruct a solicitor to draw up a Consent Order and this has to be a conclusive document, going through their financial settlement for divorce? Can it exclude a financial settlement and just state that the house must be sold?
Then, once the house is sold, can the actual split of assets / financial settlement be done outside of court?