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Clean break order wording

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11 Nov 2020 13:17 #514714 by erikab87
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My ex and I are in the process of completing a consent order for a clean break. We're both on tight finances so can't afford a solicitor and I wondered if anyone could give me some guidance on the wording to use for the actual clean break order please?

It's a really straightforward one as we have no assets to split and are each just keeping what's ours (pensions etc).

Any help would be massively appreciated.

Thank you!

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13 Nov 2020 10:04 #514741 by .Charles
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I've worked in the law for over 25 years and I wouldn't try to draw up my own consent order. I know enough to actually prepare a document but I also know that there are many pitfalls which only become evident after the fact.

I would suggest you both agree the settlement terms and agree to split the cost of a fixed fee service such as that offered on this site.


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