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Filling in divorce forms - quick Q about financial orders

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damnstatistics Thu 30-Apr-15 10:17:15

Can anyone help?
I'm filling in Form 8 - the petition for divorce - and doing it myself.

Form 8 asks you to say if you will be applying for a financial order. I don't know yet, as I have not yet looked at the financial arrangements, and thought I would do this at a later stage, possibly with the help of a solicitor. I am hoping that DH and I can do this by agreement and then seek a consent order to finalise it.

Does it matter if
a) I say I will be applying for a financial order, and then don't do it
b) there are several options for a financial order and I don't know yet which one is suitable for me - what if I put down the wrong one?
c) I don't say I will apply for a financial order on this form, and then subsequently change my mind and do apply?

Any help welcome... THANKS!

Mumblechum1 Thu 30-Apr-15 10:23:23

Leave everything open. Do NOT delete anything even if you are certain that you won't apply for it down the line.

Rjae Mon 04-May-15 19:08:44

This is a great step by step resource, and says what mumblechum says.

damnstatistics Thu 07-May-15 15:39:02

Thank you both. Rjae that is a brilliant resource! Loads of really useful info!
There's some good stuff on there about unreasonable behaviour and the financials too.

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