The benefits of a separation agreement

If you’re reading this you will likely be questioning the benefits of a separation agreement. I talked in an earlier post about the legal status of a separation agreement and what it means to live as two separate households. In this article I want to look at the period of separation from a financial point of view … Read more

Can I send in a consent order without the agreement of my husband/wife?


The answer to this is no, I’m afraid not.

A consent order is a legally binding agreement.

It requires the agreement of both parties to the marriage/civil partnership and the approval of the court.

Both you and your husband/wife/civil partner will need to sign all the forms including the Form A, the D81 and the order itself.

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Separating but no divorce?

Have you thought about a separation agreement? It isn’t unusual for people to separate for many months or even years before beginning divorce/dissolution proceedings. Some just need time to save up for the court fee which is currently £550. Others prefer to adjust to living alone, sometimes hoping that a reconciliation is still possible. The … Read more