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Divorce paperwork - couple of questions

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ChasingSquirrels Fri 22-Feb-13 16:36:53

Copied from legal as has forgotten about this topic.

Split nearly 5 years ago, agreed on our financial separation (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).


chinup2011 Tue 26-Feb-13 10:29:29

I am in a very similar position to you, I'm sorry I can't be any more helpful than saying, I believe that a solicitor has to draft a consent order, I don't you can do it yourself, so whilst ringing up for prices you could ask these questions.

Collaborate Tue 26-Feb-13 12:28:29

Your topic is still there, together with the answer I gave.

ChasingSquirrels Tue 26-Feb-13 21:05:07

Thanks Collaborate, I did see your answer and thanked you there - I posted them at much the same time.

ChasingSquirrels Tue 26-Feb-13 21:05:12

Thanks Collaborate, I did see your answer and thanked you there - I posted them at much the same time.

Collaborate Tue 26-Feb-13 21:50:07

Sorry (!). Didn't see the date of your OP...

ChasingSquirrels Tue 26-Feb-13 23:16:20

no problem - I didn't want you to think I was ignoring your answer on the other thread as it was v helpful.

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