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Consent Orders are an important document to obtain when going through a divorce and can avoid financial disputes in later years. At Seatons, our team of family law specialists have a wealth of experience in divorce cases and provide clear, easy to understand legal advice at low sensible fees. For more information, feel free to give us a call on 01536 276300.
What Is A Consent Order?
When going through a divorce, couples are forced to make decisions over who gets what, either in court or through a mutual agreement. Financial disputes can arise later down the line however, even when things seemed to have settled. For this reason, consent orders are a useful document to obtain in order to avoid these future complications. A consent order is the legal document by which financial matters are finalised completely on divorce. It confirms the agreement between spouses, ensuring that a clean break has been made and no financial claim can be made against either in the future.
What Is Included In A Consent Order?
In order to avoid future financial claims, the content of the consent order includes many elements of the couple’s financial situation. Some of the main aspects include:
- The family home – Both parties must decide what will become of the former matrimonial home.
- Personal property and furniture – Each party must take rightful ownership of their own goods, although discrepancies may arise as to who owns what.
- Pensions – The parties will have to decide if they will pursue pension sharing or offset their funds against other assets.
- Maintenance – It must be decided if one spouse will pay the other for maintenance costs. This is particularly significant where children are concerned.
How Do I Obtain A Consent Order?
Obtaining a consent order is a relatively straightforward process and involves making an application to the Court. Both parties must sign and complete a draft consent order and send this form to the court alongside a ‘Notice of an application for a financial order’ and a ‘Statement of Information’ form. A judge will approve the agreement to make it legally binding if they believe the order to be reasonable and fair.
At Seatons, we can help advise on all aspects related to your consent order application and are able to provide professional legal assistance should any disagreements or complications arise. For more information, feel free to give us a call on 01536 276300.
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Hello, I am Adam Cresswell and I am the Head of Seatons Solicitors Civil Litigation Department.
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