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Financial consent by agreement - courts powers

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2 years 9 months ago #498648 by Super Dog 2015
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Hi all,

I’m new so please excuse me if I’m off line somewhat.

My question is if myself and my wife agree on the financial aspect of the divorce does the court have to grant our wishes?

Thinking of 50/50 asset spilt, no further payments just a one off settlement.

Would like to maintain some dignity between us and this seems a fair position that would be ok for both of us.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

We have one child aged 15.

Cheers.

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2 years 9 months ago #498650 by Under60
You can have a consent order drawn up by yourselves by a solicitor.
This is put to a judge, and judge will enquire if you have both received legal advise regarding this, you both say yes, and so long as it is obviously not one sided, it is stamped, and then neither has a claim in the future from the other.
It can be done amicably, and at reasonable cost.

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2 years 9 months ago #498651 by Super Dog 2015
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Many thanks for you reply.

I do hope I can get through this with a bit of common sense and minimum legal fees!

Fingers crossed I’m not being too optimistic!

Cheers.

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2 years 9 months ago #498654 by hadenoughnow
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If you want to do this as cost effectively as possible, you could consider using our consent order service. Why not give the helpline a call or look under the services tab?

Hadenoughnow

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2 years 9 months ago #498655 by Super Dog 2015
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Hopefully get a call tomorrow, provided phone number and time slot, I think it’s the way to go, many thanks for your help. Fingers crossed.

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2 years 9 months ago #498657 by Under60
Good idea. I have to share that I was meant to have a call back, but no one phoned. I then called the 01202 number and got an actual person who was very helpful.
Good luck to you and ex and common sense :)

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2 years 9 months ago #498661 by Clawed
The court don't have to agree they can query your agreement especially if it seems unfair to one party. I think a judge will be more likely to sign it if you can both sign to say that you've received legal advice and you can explain why you came up with the agreement. My consent order was rejected twice and we just re submitted it unchanged (with covering letters explaining why we were happy with it) and were then called to court so that we could explain to a judge why we thought it was fair as neither of us had taken legal advice. We didn't have to pay anything other than the original cost of having it drawn up and submitted but it did take 9 months.

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