Fortunately my wife and I have been to mediation and agreed how to split assets etc and child maintenance to be paid .
She doesnt want spousal maintenance as she is self employed and can work the hours that suit her
ONce we have agreed and have this drafted up and signed is it usual for the courts just to rubber stamp this or will they review details and change it as they see fit .
Have also provided untold documents to the Mediator so will these have to be provided again and all the forms filled in for the court ????
Also if any debts are incurred after this is agreed are these taken into account or treated separately
The court needs to approve the Consent Order to ensure that it is fair and appropriate.
To do that they do need to have an overview of the financial situation of each party and the proposed Consent Order.
Debts incurred after the Consent Order is in place are the reponsibility of each party. If there are current debts or imminent debts then you need to cover how these will be dealt with as part of the agreement.