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namechangedforthisoneonly Thu 16-Aug-18 11:29:03

Judge has refused to approve consent order and listed for a hearing as it’s not clear I’ve taken legal advice and the settlement though proposed by me is unfavourable to me. I’m fully aware it’s unfavourable (I did take initial advice 6 years ago on separation) and what I could have potentially been entitled to but I have good reasons for the choice I made. Will this be sufficient for a judge to approve? I do come across as having my head screwed on hopefully!

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parklives Wed 22-Aug-18 10:14:55

What are the reasons you are wanting an unfair split?

Notbeingrobbed Thu 23-Aug-18 10:17:53

What business is it of the judge if you have agreed?

parklives Fri 24-Aug-18 22:33:05

I'm not qualified in the slightest, but am going through a divorce and looking at the financials.
As far as I know a judge signs off the financials and will only do so (in theory) if the judge thinks the arrangement is fair. I think judges prefer that both parties have had legal advice.
The reason I asked you why you wanted an unfair split previously (although I understand why you might not to go into details/specifics in an open forum) is because it's obviously been rejected, I assume judge reject unfair splits because it might be that you are being bullied, not understand the ramifications etc.
Maybe go and get legal advice again, an hour with a solicitor should cost less than £200 as the first half hour is generally free.

lifebegins50 Sat 25-Aug-18 08:09:01

Are the joint assets large?

A judge will list for a hearing to ensure you are happy and may have specific questions.
I.e if children how will they be looked after financially?

namechangedforthisoneonly Wed 29-Aug-18 13:35:22

Thanks all. The reasons are moral. If I was to seek more than I have my ex would have to sell the former marital home (that I left) and it was the house he owned with his first wife who died at 27. It was our joint house for 15 years and I was the higher wage earner, we re-mortgaged to extend etc. I know what my legal entitlement is but I didn't want to stay in the house nor make him leave. I made the offer so I anticipate I will just need to explain that to the judge so he's happy I'm being co-erced etc. Hearing is listed next week so fingers crossed this will soon be done and dusted. Cheers for the replies

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