Be grateful if someone could shed some light on whether it''s necessary to apply for a financial order if consent/agreement can be reached between the two parties? I am shortly going to file the Petition and you can indicate whether you want to apply or not. I understand it can be done after initial Petition, but want to ask if it''s necessary to have one. Many thanks, SMCD
Learn from my mistakes !!
Although I divorced six years ago, I didn''t get a Financial Order. My ex-husband convinced me that we didn''t need one, and that we could agree it between ourselves.
Fast forward six years, and I have spent the last 10 months and over £2000 trying to get my now remarried ex to sign a Consent Order that will allow me to sell the FMH and secure me a small amount of spousal maintainence.
He''s quibbling over the spousal maintainence bit - hence the delay.
Even if you don''t need it now - once the finances are agreed and set, that side of things can be put to bed, and you can both begin to move on.
Things can and change !