We have at last sorted things out, I have not used a solicitor, but oh has. His solicitor wrote to me and said as we had now agreed finances, he would draw up the clean break order and get us both to sign it and then send it to the court. Should i get a solicitor to check it first? Although I know what we both want, is there any little thing i should look for? My oh also says he will have to pay for this as it is his sol doing the work. Do i make sure his sol doesnt put in it that i have to pay half?
It is very difficult for me to comment on the question you raise. But please be clear about one thing. If a Court makes a consent order, that is, to all intents and purposes, it. Unless the circumstances are wholly exceptional, you have no further claim against him.
Your oh's solicitor will need to insert details of his financial circumstances , and so will you. This is to enable the judge to make a judgment as to the fairness of the agreement. If he doesn't think it's fair he won't sign it off.
It may well be that the consent order is a perfectly fair one. Many men are fair ; in the nature of the case we only hear about the ones who cause trouble. But it may be worth taking advice even if only to satisfy yourself that the agreement was reasonable, and that you weren't being diddled. We can give you an informal opinion, but only if we know the facts.