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Consent Order and forms

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25 Apr 12 #326426 by EFCL
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Hi,

Myself and my stbx are going through a very amicable divorce. We have got our Decree Nisi and are now in the process of submitting our Consent Order. It is completed along with a D81 form and a signed cheque for £45. Is this all that I need when sending it in? I don''t want to waste anymore time and the consent order needs to go through smoothly and quickly now as I have a house I am waiting to buy once my lump sum is paid.

I noticed people mentioning a Form A. Do I need this if we are consenting and amicable?

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25 Apr 12 #326428 by dukey
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Why are you doing this? the solicitor who wrote the order should be submitting it?.

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25 Apr 12 #326444 by EFCL
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The solicitor who wrote it up is a family friend and is doing it for us free of charge. She is not representing us. We are self representing. Is this a problem? I have spoken to the local civil court and they didn''t mention it being a problem.

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25 Apr 12 #326450 by dukey
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It should be fine its just a little unusual.

So for form A

Write at the top in Black ink

"FOR DISMISSAL PURPOSES ONLY"

Tick the relevant box`s

One of you needs to sign it, this would usually be the person who did not instruct the solicitor but as neither of you instructed you both should sign it, call the court and ask first though because not all judges deal with it in the same way.

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25 Apr 12 #326452 by EFCL
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Ok thanks. I''ll get a form A and look over it now.

Do we have to send anymore money other than the £45?

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25 Apr 12 #326456 by dukey
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Nope its £45, if by cheque make it out the her majesty`s courts and tribunal services.

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25 Apr 12 #326457 by EFCL
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Excellent, thanks.

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