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Form E

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 An in depth guide on how to fill out form E, written by Wikivorce.

Form E – Financial statement for a financial order (Matrimonial causes act 1973/Civil partnership 2004)

Form E is a very important form used in the divorce process. Form E is used as your financial statement and is how you tell the court about your finances. Both you and your ex need to fill out separate form E’s. If you and your ex have managed to agree on your finances between yourselves, you do not need to fill out form E, instead you will need to give the court a consent application before your first appointment. 
You need to send form E to the court and a copy to your ex at least 35 days before your first appointment date (your first appointment date will be on form C – notice of first appointment). If you send the form in late, the court may fine you.
A financial order is the decisions that the court makes on things such as how the finances should be split, if the marital home should be sold, how to split savings and pensions etc. All these decisions will be written into a financial order and will be legally binding.

How to fill out and complete form E step by step.

Form E is a long form and may take a while to complete but try not to become overwhelmed as this is the most important form in the financial process and it it’s very important to fill it out correctly. Don’t rush, you may want to spilt the form into sections and fill it out over a few days, so you don’t become stressed or overwhelmed. Make sure you can give your full concentration to the form so make sure you are free from distractions and interruptions. Tell the truth, do not miss anything out (either deliberately or by accident). If you lie on the form or deliberately leave information out, you can get charged with perjury. If you are unsure if you should include something in the form, write it down anyway as it is better to write down something that isn’t important than to leave something out that is important. 
This guide includes pictures to help you navigate the form, not all pictures will show the full page, please make sure you are filling out the correct section.

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Form E

Document Type: Microsoft Word
Published by: HM Courts & Tribunals Service 
Last Updated: March 2023

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