My ex husband wants to put in our Consent Order that I am financially dependent on my partner and about to move in with him. This isn''t true so I am reluctant to do so, but he says that his solicitor has told him that the judge won''t agree it if it says I''m a single parent and will order him to pay spousal maintenance which I haven''t asked for. Is this true?
My ex said that his solicitor advised him that in the Consent Order we would both need to say that we are happy with our living arrangements and that I would have to put about being financially dependent on/about to move in with my partner otherwise the judge would still consider him to be responsible for my daughter and I and that it would ''slow things down''/that he may be ordered to pay spousal maintenance. I won''t be agreeing to it because it isn''t true. If we were to include that we are both happy with our living arrangements but the judge saw that I am effectively a single parent with not much, whilst my ex husband is quite well off, would the judge be likely to call a short hearing to question us both even though I have agreed to the proposed financial settlement? And if he did so and was not satisfied that it was fair, what would happen? Would he simply reject the consent order or would he make a financial order which he deems to be fair?