My solicitor has finally received the draft Consent Order from my wife''s solicitor. The financial settlement was agreed by correspondence 8 weeks ago and included a Clean Break. I gave my wife everything she asked for but I insisted on the clean break which she didn''t want.
Can the terms of a draft order take effect before the Decree Absolute e.g. with immediate effect on signature of the order and can the Clean Break take effect with immediate effect from the signature of the order?
The reason I ask is that the draft order I have received orders that everything takes effect from the Decree Absolute. The former matrimonial home be sold after the decree absolute although a sale may be completed shortly. It also orders that my interest in a second property be transferred to my wife within 28 days of the decree absolute. It also orders that a Clean Break will only happen after all of the above has happened.