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What is a consent order? And why is it important?

When a marriage does break down, there are decisions to be made. This includes who gets what, either in a court of law or mutually without legal intervention.

Unfortunately, financial disputes can arise, with ex partners even returning and claiming assets at a later date.

Consent order

What is a consent order?

A consent order is a legal document which finalises financial matters in a divorce. With one, your partner could return years later to make a financial claim.

What advantages does it have?

A consent order is a cost effective way of getting your financial divorce settlement in writing.

The order’s intention is to set out a mutual agreement between yourself and your spouse regarding financial matters. This ensures neither party can return and make a financial claim against the other at a later date.

What is included?

Drafted by experience legal professionals, an order of this type is legally binding and a sensible move for splitting finances in a divorce. With specific legal rules as to how a consent order is drafted, our experienced solicitors can help make your divorce as easy as possible. You can also read our guide to the divorce process for more information.

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