As if the emotional turmoil of divorce or separation is not enough, you will probably have worries about whether you can keep your home and how much money you will have to live on as well. Getting professional advice will help you sort out your finances fairly and help prevent problems in the future.
Even if your split is amicable, or your affairs are reasonably straightforward, you should get a Consent Order drawn up to record any financial agreement. If you don’t, you may find your ex spouse or civil partner making a financial claim against you in future.
A Consent Order is a legally binding document that has to be written by a solicitor. Typically, it will include what will happen to any property, savings, shares, businesses and pensions. It may also include child and spousal maintenance.
As the name suggests, Consent Orders have to be fully agreed by both sides. If you can’t reach agreement on what should be in the Consent Order you may benefit from professional help. We have a number of highly trained and experienced mediators and collaborative lawyers who specialise in family matters and can assist whether your case is simple or complicated.
We will ensure our advice is as cost-effective as possible and work with you to find a negotiated settlement wherever possible, avoiding the stress and expense of having to go to court.