Nicola Williams explains the 6 steps you need to take to apply for a consent order.
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Step 1 – information
We need to take some details from you.
Create an account
Fill in the form.
Step 2 – assessment
Free initial assessment
to make sure our service is suitable.
Step 3 – quote
We will send you a quote and terms of engagement
Sign and return it to go ahead.
Step 4 – optional consultation
Make an appointment for a consultation
Only if you want advice on the terms of your agreement.
Step 5 – drafting and approval
First draft prepared
And emailed to you for approval.
Step 6 – apply for a consent order
Final check of the paperwork
Send it to the court.
Criteria to apply for a consent order
You must have an absolute agreement with your spouse/civil partner in order to apply for a consent order on divorce or dissolution of civil partnership.
There is currently a court fee of £50 to apply for a consent order.
Our fees to prepare a consent order range from £180 for a straightforward clean break order to around £360 for a more detailed standard order.
Complex orders, for example those involving property abroad or business assets, will cost more.
Optional extra services
Everyone’s circumstances are different.
Some clients have been to mediation, for example, and have a very clear understanding of the terms they have agreed.
Others need more help along the way.
If we do not feel our service is suitable for you for whatever reason we will tell you.
We do not want you to waste your money on a service that is not suitable.
But even if we go ahead you may want or need more help than just our explanatory notes.
If so, you can arrange a telephone consultation either before or after the documents have been drafted.
Just let us know by calling or emailing.
Check and send
We provide a checklist of the documents you need to send to the court to apply for a consent order, together with the number of copies of each one.
But we know it’s easy to get mixed up when you aren’t familiar with a process.
And it’s so frustrating to have everything sent back just because one form wasn’t signed in the right place.
If you prefer, you can send it all back to us to double check and send to the court for you.
Typically the cost of this service is £60.