Thursday, April 22, 2010

Why do I need a Consent Order?

A Consent Order is the legal document which finalises financial claims on divorce. There is normally a clause which states " in full and final settlement of all claims which either party has against the other". Without this the door is always open to go back to Court to make a claim.

Who does not need a Consent Order:

1. Anyone with no money or assets and no prospect of earning money or assets, including a pension in the future

2. Anyone who fully trusts their ex.

A Consent Order is filed with the Court and checked by a Judge. If the Judge has any questions or concerns he will either write to the parties or call them in for a Hearing. Once a Consent Order is sealed by the Court it is very difficult to have it set aside.

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