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06 Oct 12 #359607 by Lori321
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I have received a ''Consent Order'' from my husbands solicitor. It mirrors the clean bread consent order that is an example on this site with one exception. Where it states ''Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 s23 (1) (a) or b'' it stops and does not include ''section 24 or section 28 1(a). The Pension act or the Welfare Reform & pensions Act 1999''.Does it matter if this is missed out as the previous paragraph does state ''full and final satisfaction of all claims for income, capital and pension sharing orders''.

Do I ask for this to be added or sign and send back to his solicitor?

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06 Oct 12 #359643 by dukey
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You should never sign an order unless a solicitor has explained it first, it''s maybe fine but without reading in its entirety who could say, if you can afford it the wiki solicitors will go through it for £99, take a look under services, respondent services.

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