Consent order: forms for financial divorce settlement

Pack of documents to allow you to manage your own financial settlements with your ex partner. This consent order pack is invaluable if you are managing your own divorce, especially if you have anything but very simple financial arrangements.

Suitable for use in: England & Wales
£22.80 inc VAT ( £19.00 ex VAT )
  • Solicitor approved
  • Plain English makes editing easy
  • Guidance notes included
  • Money back guarantee
About this document
Why from us
Ask a question
Customer reviews

About this document

This consent order pack includes all the documents required to settle your finances when you divorce. You should start with this pack as the base for your financial settlement.

Whether you need to arrange finances for just yourselves, or whether you have children, a matrimonial home, joint pensions, joint insurance schemes or any other financial arrangement, the documents in this pack allow you to settle once and for all.

You may worry about a “clean beak” or continuing obligations. It is most unusual for a judge to provide for maintenance of your spouse unless he or she is taking time off work to care for children or on some other account. The judge will be looking for a deal which provides a fair division of capital and of income. What is “fair” is not for us to be able to advise. The consent order in this document provides for both alternatives.

There are few “rules” about what you decide should go into your consent order. What you are doing is to provide a comprehensive deal between the two of you and going along to a judge to say “please approve this”. That has two effects. First, your deal becomes a fixed legal agreement. Second, the judge has the opportunity to check that both parties know what they are doing and that the deal is fair to both. Children arrangements are usually dealt with on a separate occasion.

So what we have done to make it as easy as possible for you is to provide a comprehensive version so as to give you suitable “words” to express what you want. For example, your home is an area where land law, mortgage, joint tenancy and family law collide. We give you about five answers to this “Rubik’s cube” of a problem, so that you do not have to work it out for yourself.

Choosing exactly what to change and what to delete is not difficult. We have provided very extensive notes in plain English. Everything is explained fully. Of course, the layout of the template is what the Court will expect too.

Another very strong and particular rule concerns pension provision. Few people are aware just how much their own pension is worth - let alone the pension of a spouse. So it is important that you do comply with the legal requirement to set out the value of your pensions and your proposals to take the pension values into account. This is covered at length in the notes which come with this pack.

Finally, if you happen to have prepared a pre-nuptial agreement or a separation agreement, you can refer to that in the draft order. Neither will be binding on the judge, but it is unusual today for a judge to ignore what you have already agreed.

These forms take into account the Family Procedure Rules 2010.

Application and features

  • Helps you to manage your own divorce swiftly and without hassle;
  • Suitable for couples with more complicated financial arrangements;
  • Extensive notes to guide you;
  • Plain English.

Contents

  • Consent Order form – two copies, one blank, the other completed as an example;
  • Blank Form A and Form D81 for you to complete;
  • Matrimonial home: guidance notes and orders;
  • Maintenance spouse: guidance notes and orders;
  • Maintenance children: guidance notes and orders;
  • Insurance: guidance notes and orders;
  • Pensions: (Form P1 and P2);
Draftsman

This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current English law.

UK-FAMdiv21 - Consent order: forms for financial divorce settlement (Suitable for use in: England & Wales)

 
What Our Clients Say
  • "I have used you in the past and am always impressed!"

    Diane Bantten (Acquit Debt Recovery)
  • "A great site for small business owners. I have required two documents and you have been able to provide both at a modest cost. Both documents have met with my requirements and saved me on legal fees. Keep up the good work."

    Warren Brogden
  • "Good Information ,Help & documentation at the right cost True Value for Money."

    Solar Systems