Can anyone please let me know if i am able to lodge a Lump Sum Order before divorce proceedings have begun? My wife has everything, and pulled out of mediation, so i really would like some assistance on this. Also, what is the technical name of the form?
Would I need to get her to fill out a Form "E"? If so, how do i get her to do this?
The best place to begin is the County Court, if you want to start divorce proceedings then this is the best place to start.
Go into the family court,ask them for a divorce pack they have a step by step guide in the form of leaflets 1, 2, 3, 4, and i think 5.
These tell you what to do as well as information on how to fill the forms in. Somewhere on the divorce papers (i cant quite remember) it asks you if you are going to be apllying for ancilliary relief, if so then you dont cross out any orders on the prayer (i think, i cant remember off hand, i did it all myself 5 years ago and its a bit of a blur now)
Anyway just thought i'd tell you i think its the best place to start. and of course on here on the divorce guide.
The form E ect is quite a way down the line, you have to file form A to start with. After form A, it all starts.. and you both have to fill in form E, its a financial form. Its not for you to get her to do this... its a matter of course, failing to do so , she would become answerable to the courts.
So take one step at a time and things will fall into place.
kind regards and good luck, any help i can give just give me a shout.
if you look at the Divorce Guide on this site, under the section Court Forms, you will find all the relevant forms and information leaflets.
That should get you started!
If you have any questions having read the forms then just post another question to the forum.
This site is very new but was designed to support people exactly in your situation so we will be adding more and more information on how to do your own divorce - in the meantime ask any questions you like.