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Financial order /Financial remedy

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11 May 12 #329963 by Fish19
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Please can someone tell me the difference between a Financial order and Financial remedy?

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11 May 12 #329980 by Fiona
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"Financial orders" are for the run of the mill applications relating to financial provision and divorce eg financial orders settling on divorce, pension sharing, orders preventing disposition of assets, variations.


"Financial remedies" (financial relief/assistance) aren''t so run of the mill such as applications for child maintenance under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989, orders under Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 and in cases of neglect to maintain or to alter an agreement applications under ss27 & 35 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 respectively.

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11 May 12 #329994 by Fish19
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Thanks Fiona. I understand that to get a financial order I must complete a Form A but need to get a FM1 first. I asked the mediators we went to in Jan 2011 for one but they refused as it is over 4 months ago.
However they said they''d give me one if I came in for another meeting, and stated I didn''t want to use mediation as it wasn''t suitable - i.e. pay £100 for a 5 minute meting, just in order to get the FM1. Is this right?! Talk about money for nothing!! Is there another way round this?

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11 May 12 #330004 by dukey
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You will need the FM1 but £100 is on the high side, i`m sure you could find a mediator for the MIAM for around £70ish.

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