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Divorce - 2 questions

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ChasingSquirrels Fri 22-Feb-13 18:38:01

Thanks Collaborate, I just wanted to check before I engage someone to do it & I'll tick all the boxes.

Collaborate Fri 22-Feb-13 17:30:14

1. It's a very simple consent order. A solicitor can draw it up for a fixed fee. Basic disclosure needss to be given in a court form. I do these for £500 so I'd imagine you'd find someone near you doing it for a similar sum. Court fee is £45.
2. Tick them all, if only for dismissal purposes.

ChasingSquirrels Fri 22-Feb-13 14:46:54

Split nearly 5 years ago, agreed on our financial separation (been separated nearly 5 years, the house was transferred to my name and he had the majority of the joint cash - overall split probably 60/40 in my favour. The only thing we haven't formally considered is pensions, but the value was roughly equal at the time of our split, I am happy to leave them as they are. Children live with me and spend 2 days a week and half holidays with him. He paid monthly CM until he was made redundant and is now working for his own personal company and makes CM payments when he declares a dividend or takes a salary payment - all ok).

Never dealt with divorce and now just want to get it sorted. So, questions.

1. I want a Financial Consent Order to ensure that neither of us is able to come back in the future with a claim against the other (I don't think it is at all likely, but we should both protect ourselves).
Can a solicitor draft something that basically says "the assets have been split by agreement between the 2 parties and both parties are happy with this and have no further claims"?
Or do we have to go into details of disclosure, detailing exactly what the arrangements we have come to are etc?

2. When I complete part 10 of the divorce petition do I need to tick any of the boxes re Financial Orders if we are having a Consent Order that we are both happy with (i.e. as was agreed between the two of us and has been implemented).

TIA

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