A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Lines open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info


What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

What steps can we take to reach a fair agreement?

The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

What is a Consent Order and why do we need one?

A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.


To swear or not to swear

  • dukey
  • dukey's Avatar Posted by
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
01 Jun 12 #334487 by dukey
Topic started by dukey
I have a message from a lady who spoke with a solicitor that apparently told her the law has changed and D80 forms don`t need to be sworn anymore.

Any ideas?, i don`t know of any changes.

  • rubytuesday
  • rubytuesday's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
01 Jun 12 #334494 by rubytuesday
Reply from rubytuesday
The law changed in April this year, and D80 forms no longer require to be sworn.

The change has been kept a bit quiet :s

  • dukey
  • dukey's Avatar Posted by
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
01 Jun 12 #334495 by dukey
Reply from dukey
It did :ohmy:how did i miss that :(

  • cookie2
  • cookie2's Avatar
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
More
01 Jun 12 #334514 by cookie2
Reply from cookie2
I heard about this yesterday too. I take it you still have to complete the D80 and have the signature witnessed, just not read the words off the card? Or has it all changed?

  • Fiona
  • Fiona's Avatar
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
More
01 Jun 12 #334535 by Fiona
Reply from Fiona
Amendments to FPR 2010 provide for the use of statements of truth rather than affidavits in matrimonial and civil partnership proceedings. eg D13B, D80, D84, form E

The practice guidance for statements of truth are here;

www.familylaw.co.uk/system/uploads/attac...1/8861/FPR_PD17A.pdf

  • dukey
  • dukey's Avatar Posted by
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
01 Jun 12 #334564 by dukey
Reply from dukey
Thank you all, Cookie it now seems you don`t need the reading from the card bit you just provide a statement of truth, which is basically signing it.

  • dukey
  • dukey's Avatar Posted by
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
02 Jun 12 #334668 by dukey
Reply from dukey
Form of the statement of truth
2.1 The form of the statement of truth verifying a statement of case or an application notice
should be as follows:
[the (applicant or as may be) believes] that the facts stated in this [name
document being verified] are true.”
2.2 The form of the statement of truth verifying a witness statement should be as follows:
“I believe that the facts stated in this witness statement are true.”
2.3 Where the statement of truth is contained in a separate document, the document containing
the statement of truth must be headed with the title of and court reference for the proceedings.
The document being verified should be identified in the statement of truth as follows –
(a) application form: “the application form issued on [date]”;
(b) statement of case: “the (application or answer as may be) served on [name of party]
on [date]”;
(c) application notice: “the application notice issued on [date] for [set out the remedy

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11