If you and your spouse are divorcing and have reached an agreement about your finances you can ask the court to approve the arrangements.
This can be done by sending a written agreement, known as a consent order, to the court with a summary of your financial position. A judge will consider the papers you have sent and provided the agreement is considered to be fair, it will usually be approved.
Why do I need a Solicitor?
Anne Blenkinsop is a Solicitor with over 23 years experience in family law, drafting consent orders for clients, assisting litigants in person obtain court approval for their financial arrangements and also advising clients on the terms of Consent Orders drafted by other Solicitors. Consent Orders do need to be carefully prepared using legal language which is acceptable to the Court and also to ensure your position is protected.
What can typically be included in a Consent Order?
- Agreements and promises you are making to each other and to the court to do or not do certain things.
- Orders for a sale or transfer of property or other assets, payment of a lump sum of money, payment of maintenance, sharing of a pension.
- Clean break provisions which ensure that financial claims cannot be made in the future.
Do I need a Consent Order?
Although it is not compulsory to have a Consent Order when you are divorcing you will need one if you want to ensure that your spouse cannot make any further financial claims against you in the future as there is no time limit to the making of such claims unless your spouse has married again and they did not issue a claim beforehand. You will also need a Consent Order to be able to enforce payment of maintenance at a later date or if you are sharing a pension.
If you would like to discuss Consent Orders in more detail please complete the form on the right or contact Anne on 01233 222250 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Enquire today
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