I asked my solicitor if we could dispense with Ancilliary Relief and just draw up our own agreement as my ex and I are not in dispute and have agreed who is having what. The solicitor said we could do this and proceed to Clean Break Court Order BUT he said we would also have to declare our earnings, pensions and assets so that the court could decide if what we have agreed it fair. How is this any different to going to Ancilliary Relief? I thought our agreement would mean that the details would not have to be disclosed?
Can anyone clear this up for me.
When an application for ancillary relief is made you need to fill in detailed financial information form E, but if you apply for a Clean BreakConsent Order you just need to complete a simplified financial Form M1 to submit to court with the order for approval.