In a nutshell, Form A is the form that needs to be filled in to apply for a financial remedy in a divorce. It ‘s a standard court form and can be downloaded from the court website here.
This is what it looks like. Its official title is a notice of (intention to proceed with) an application for a financial order.
Is there a separate form A for a financial remedy order by consent (a consent order)?
The same form is used whether you are applying for an order by consent or not.
Form A and MIAM
Over the years the Form A has evolved from a single page form to a 10 page form. This is because all applicants for a financial remedy on divorce now need to attend a MIAM (mediation information and assessment meeting) unless they are either:
- exempt; or
- the terms of their application and the order being sought are agreed (this is known as an application for a consent order).
The extra pages now contain numerous questions about mediation or the reasons you are exempt from the requirement to attend a MIAM, such as being in a violent relationship. Continue reading “Form A where do you find one, who fills it in and what does it do?”