I've recieved from D61 a statement of information for a Consent Order form. It's asking about my capital resources, Net Income and Pension but me and my X have agreed on a Clean Break and have already sorted out our finances before going to divorce.
Even an agreement between yourselves should be put into a Consent Order and ask the court to ratify it.
That way neither has any come back in the future excepting there appeared to be some evasion by either party, then the order could be looked at again
I am in a similar situation and hoping that the proposal will be accepted by a court, what sols will always say is "It is very complex and needs to be drawn up by them" and charge you £500 for just that.
I have composed mine in 'legal speak' hopefully the court will accept it
If you have already agreed the split and it has been consented to i.e. both parties agree to it...it is less likely that the court will make any changes....it is after all as it says....a 'consent' order.
The court does need to agree the order such that it becomes leaglly binding and enforceable. The court sets out a minimum amount of information on which it will use to check the order fairness. Thats what the form is all about.
Any agreement can appear to be 'unfair' in the eyes of the 'law' but as long as the two parties agree, the law will allow such an agreement, providing that the simplest of information is submitting by consent and honestly.
form E is obligatory and not binding, provided that the two parties are in agreement.
A District Judge might question any seeming 'imbalance' and as long as a satisfactory answer is provided, that will be acceptable.