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who submits form d 81

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04 Feb 08 #12772 by dukey
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who submits form d81 and is this the Consent Order or do i submit a letter with d 81 to confirm we dont want enything from each other also my s2bx is liveing with a man though seperate bedrooms does this matter i notice on the form there is a qu on co-habititng i dowt my s2bx will admit to her friend liveing with her any advice is welcome dukey

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04 Feb 08 #12819 by Josh2008
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Either party can submit form D81

However it is best to gather all the information together and submit it in one go completed and signed

You need at least 3 copies if only going for "Clean Break" and neither party wanting any claim now or in the future.

It must be submitted along with your agreement for the court to make it legally binding

It is up to both parties to submit the required information truthfully, as any discrepancy later found out could be challenged at a later date

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10 Jul 08 #31886 by Robert1977
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Is that 3 seperate copies 2 of which are filled in by each person, or 3 copies of the same document?

I am a little stuck with this form. I have been sent one to fill in by my ex wifes solicitor, but am unsure how much information to put down and if it should include my undertsanding of my wife's position, or just mine.

Then I wonder if I would see the final copy prior to it;s submission to the courts....just to see that there are no discrepancies or underdeclared income etc

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11 Jul 08 #32110 by D L
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Hi Dukey

The D81 is not the Consent Order, it is the statement of information that goes with it, so that the judge can see if the agreement reached is fair.

Robert,

Why dont you call her solicitor and ask them to fill out her information so that you can see it while you are filling in yours. You can then send the completed one back to them.

Amanda

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