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A clean break order is an agreement entered into by divorcing couples in order to prevent either party from making any claims against the other’s future income or assets.
Without obtaining a financial order of this nature the parties claims against each other’s finances will otherwise remain open.
The pronouncement of the decree absolute in divorce proceedings, does not prevent a party to the divorce making a future claim against the other’s income or assets.
An example of a typical clean break could involve the sale of the matrimonial home and a fair division of held pensions.
A clean break order must be processed and approved by the court for the agreement to become legally binding.
Any financial application must be drafted by a qualified solicitor in order for the agreement to be granted by a judge.
Finding a template on Google will not suffice when being reviewed by the court, however, that does not mean obtaining a clean break order needs to cost you thousands.
If both parties have agreed on their financial settlement and wish for a solicitor to draft the financial documents for them, we can help for just £199. Call us today on 01793 384 029 or view our clean break order service online.
How much does a clean break order cost?
A standard clean break order costs £199 including VAT + a £50 court fee, which is paid when you file the financial papers with the court.
We understand that most people aren’t confident in processing the order through court themselves, so this service includes us managing the financial application through court for you!
It will likely to take you around 6-8 weeks to obtain a clean break order, but this varies from court-to-court.
It typically takes 28-31 working days for a solicitor to draft your formal agreement and a further 3-5 weeks for the court to rule upon and approve your application.
Most people who apply for an agreed financial order have it signed and sealed by a judge shortly after they receive their decree absolute.
Why you must have a clean break order following a divorce
If this blog post is not enough reason to put a clean break order in place, then the case of Nigel Page is something to think about.
Nigel Page won £56m in the Euro Millions draw a few years ago.
He had been divorced from his ex-wife for ten years, yet years later, he was forced to pay out millions because there was no clean break order clause.
His former wife did not remarry and this decision cost him a great deal of money and legal fees in his defence of an application made by his former wife for a share of his lottery payout.
The ex-wife, of course won as he was forced to settle the case to avoid the possibility of an even bigger award going to her.
Obtaining a simple clean break clause following this divorce would have prevented the former Mrs Page from being able to seek any share of his winnings.
Instead, he had to pay her £2 million in an out of court settlement.
A warning then, to anyone that thinks they can simply get a divorce and not worry about the financial side.
Although lottery wins are very rare, these circumstances highlight the importance of finalising your financial matters in a properly drafted clean break order with your divorce proceedings.
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Agreeing on your financial agreement early on in proceedings
You may be all sweetness and light when you file for divorce, but things change and sometimes very quickly.
For instance, new partners can be a driving force for asking for more money if they think the original deal was unfair or the new couple are short of money.
Therefore, agreeing on your financial settlement at the same stage of divorce proceedings is advisable, because they can in most cases be completed at a similar time; meaning both your marriage and financial ties will be severed.
The most common reason we see is for claims for pensions, as wive’s will often put housing and cash in the bank as a priority when they split and then come to regret it later on, despite a generous deal having been done at the time.
Do you want to risk your pension pot for the sake of a few hundred pounds?
Obtaining a clean break from your spouse following divorce does not mean that there needs to be drawn out or contested proceedings.
When parties reach an agreement in respect of financial matters, this can and should be contained in an order which is approved by the court.
Do not leave financial claims for another day, as without a clear court order, a former wife or husband may pursue financial claims many years after the divorce.
Even people with little or no assets at the time of divorce should consider obtaining a clean break to protect themselves going forward.
It would be negligent of any divorce service or solicitor not to advise this.
Divorce-Online have divorce and clean break order packages to suit all budgets.
All our clean break orders are drafted to your individual circumstances by qualified and experienced family lawyers and are bespoke to you and your agreement.
As our orders are not templates, which you can get at other online services they will not be refused by the court for being too basic, which is the case for most template orders.