I have seen this mentioned and seen it in the FAQ's what I don't understand is what its for, My soon to be ex and myself have aggreed a 50/50 split (which her solicitor was unhappy about, but works well for us) so do we still have to do it?
I think I have received the certificate of entitlement in the post today with the Decree Nisi? hearing 5th July.
Check with your solicitor. If the case goes to court then forms e usually have to be exchanged. However my case went straight to a First/FDR Hearing after both parties exchanged voluntary disclosure. As no settlement agreed at FDR, the Judge directed both parties to complete and exchange form E's within a week in readiness for the FH in Sept...
The form E is the form used to provide full financial disclosure. If you are able to negotiate an early amicable settlement then I may be wrong but i believe that form E is not mandatory. But you must still be open about declaring all your major assets even in a negotiated agreement. Because if your ex later discovers that you had hidden assets then the agreement could be overturned.
My solicitor supplied me and 'x' with one and suggested we both fill in so we could be "open" with any finances.
It was well worth doing as it alerted me to some of the finer details.
Im glad I filled mine in, but 'x' never did which immediatly brought about "distrust" on my part. She said did not see relevence of certain sections (about new fella) but as I pointed out "why was question there if not relevant".