After separating from my husband in September last year, I filed for divorce in January this year based on his unreasonable behaviour. In order to make the divorce as painless as possible for both of us, I am now trying to negotiate a very modest final financial settlement from him. I moved out from the flat we were sharing and have been renting a small studio. I want to move on with my life and therefore I want a Clean Break divorce and a small lump sum payment from him to help me survive the next few months.
Could anyone help draft a financial settlement agreement, which would be part of a draft Consent Order? I understand that once proceedings have reached the Decree Nisi stage, a Court Order is drafted (based on that financial settlement agreement), setting out what has been agreed between me and my husband. Both parties sign the draft Order, which then can be submitted to the Court.
Any help/suggestions will be highly appreciated.
We have been married for 4 years, separated after 3 (I left as could not take his behaviour anylonger) and there are no children involved.
Until now my husband did not want to agree to a divorce -he decided to reply to my emails once I've filled a divorce petition. He now says he is willing to consider giving me a divorce, however he is still being difficult and I am not sure I can trust him.
This is why I have not completed form d81, nor exchanged it with him - he simply was not interested to discuss anything. I was hoping that since I do not want to kqke a claim on the marital property/assets/pension, etc but just want a small lump sum, I do not need form d81. Am I mistaken?
I was hoping that all we needed was a financial settlement agreement between us along the lines 'in order for me not to make any claim on the X property nor any other assets, the amount of GBPX will be paid as a final settlement(...)'.
Please advise where I stand and what I need to do next to end this marriage for good.