You can’t download a consent order from the court website. So, you need to draft one (or arrange for a solicitor or barrister to draft one for you). A consent order needs to fit your requirements perfectly. One size doesn’t fit all. What goes into a consent order? The court only accepts court orders prepared […]
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This question was asked today. Here is some information which may help you decide: Agreed family based arrangements are often incorporated into consent orders because it is a written record of the agreement and is enforceable through the court system for at least a year. It can be useful to have a legally binding agreement […]
This form can be downloaded from the court service website here It is used to start an application for a financial order on divorce – whether that is for a consent order or not. It is a long form and not very user-friendly. We supply a completed form with both our clean break consent order […]
The President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has told barristers that there are plans to move the court process for divorce completely online in 2017. How will this work? Apparently we will fill in an online form and the information will then be used to prepare the divorce petition. Watch this space.
It has been widely reported in the media that the court fee for divorce petitions will increase soon. For now it is still £410 but for how long we do not know. For details of the divorce fee and other family court fees click here family court fees
The form A application for a financial order asks for the address of any property which is the subject of an application for a property adjustment order to be inserted “in the box below”. There are two issues with this. First of all as you will see to the left, there isn’t a box. Secondly […]
The divorce centre at Bury St Edmunds currently reports that it is rejecting up to 40% of the divorce petitions sent to it because of errors. The most common errors are the names on the petition and correct signature and date. They are working on a checklist to help people preparing their own divorce paperwork.
This is one of the most common questions I am asked. Best practice is to have the order first and I will try to explain why. Let’s take a typical example: Mr and Mrs Williams are getting a divorce. They’ve been separated for a while and they’ve agreed that Mr Williams will stay in the […]
Transfers of property between married couples or civil partners who are separating or divorcing/dissolving their civil partnership are exempt from stamp duty. More details can be found on the government’s website here. This information does not constitute legal advice and you should not rely upon it as such. I cannot be responsible for any losses you may suffer […]