How to obtain a financial consent order - Just £150
If you and your spouse have a formal written or verbal agreement you will need to obtain a financial consent order if you wish to make it legally binding and prevent any future claims.
Steps to obtaining a consent order;
- Agree the financial settlement with your spouse
- Find a qualified solicitor to draft your documents
- Complete a statement of information
- Both parties sign the paperwork
- File it with a divorce centre
You will need a solicitor to draft your legally binding financial agreement and cannot be done yourself unless you have had years of legal practice.
The contents of your formal agreement will be provided to the solicitor by completing a simple online questionnaire asking for the information.
Your solicitor will then prepare the consent order before sending to both parties to sign and agree upon.
It is a really simple process if both parties are amicable and can run alongside your divorce, which will allow you to move on with your life with the protection over your finances from the beginning.
If you don't put your financial settlement into a legally binding financial order called a ‘consent order’, you will be open to claims against your assets and finances, including any inheritance you may come into further down the line, even after years of being divorced.
This is because the divorce itself does not deal with any assets and finances you have within the marriage, and ordering a consent order service is the only way to protect what is rightfully yours for the future.
What we do – when you order this service:
- Have a qualified solicitor draft your agreed financial settlement
- Statement of Information (financial details of both parties)
- Required amendments to your consent order included in the price
- Guidance and support on how to file the consent order
Please Note - This service is only suitable if you have agreed the split of any assets any finances you have with your spouse and requires consent of both parties.
What you do - after ordering this service:
- Complete your order and make the secure payment of £150.
- Provide all necessary relevant information to Divorce-Online
- This includes details of your income and assets and those of your spouse, as full disclosure is required on both sides for the order to be legally binding.
Please Note: There is a standard court fee charge of £50.00 to apply for your consent order which is a separate cost and needs to be paid to the court.You may be exempt from paying court fees if you are on low income or benefits, please ask us for more information.