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Consent order timescale 2022 UK

In April 2020 the largest divorce centre in England & Wales, located in Bury St Edmunds, reported a timescale of up to 20 weeks for a consent order to go from initial application to being granted due to COVID related delays.

How long do consent orders take? The good news in 2022 is that while it is dependent on which court you use to file, as some take longer than others to process the documents, you can now expect a timescale of 6 to 10 weeks for courts to approve the order provided the contents of the consent order are fairly straightforward.

Furthermore, if you use a solicitor to submit your financial consent order via the HMCTS digitised consent order system – which from August 2020 was compulsory for solicitors, the process is likely to be quicker still.

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    Over 150,000 couples have used our services to obtain a financial order since 1999. Our financial orders are drafted by qualified family law solicitors for an affordable fixed fee.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do you enforce a consent order?

    In most cases, if there has been a breach, the consent order will be enforced by the court. The person who has breached the contract will be required to pay the money owed or carry out the task given to him or her (for example, making a lump-sum payment) within a certain period of time.

    What Happens If My Ex-Partner Doesn’t Comply?

    How much does a consent order cost UK?

    The court fees for submitting a consent order are currently £53.

    In addition, a solicitor will usually need to draft your consent order to ensure it becomes legally binding – if using a local high-street solicitor, the cost of this will vary depending on the content, number of re-drafts and whether it includes provision for pension sharing.

    Solicitor fees can vary dramatically depending on their experience and location, and they usually charge by the hour!

    Financial Consent Order Services From £399

    The main difference between the two consent order services that we offer is the inclusion of pension sharing and the amount of responsibility that you wish to take on yourself – whether you would like our legal professionals to manage your financial application for you.