Financial Orders – Consent order or Clean break

When you get divorced, you will need to decide how you will split your assets. These include property, pensions, savings, debts and any other assets you may have.
Once you have reached an agreement, you will need to put it in a legal format the court accept. This document is a ‘consent order’.
Consent order is an order made by two consenting adults. It is filed at court for the court stamp of approval. This makes it a legally binding court order, under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Rather than an agreement under contract law.
If there is no maintenance paid between you, it is a Clean Break Consent Order. Clean Break means you both walk away from each other without any financial ties.
Sometimes couples have a Part Clean Break. This is ties broken in property, pensions, inheritance, but not for income. This would be where maintenance is still paid.
We have many years’ experience in writing up consent orders. We will guide you through the entire process. including how you should divide up your assets, including:
  • Pension Sharing.
  • Matrimonial home.
  • Assets – savings, property, business.
  • A clean break order to prevent future claims.
  • Child & Spousal maintenance.


 Why do you need a consent order?
There are many reasons why everyone getting a divorce should get a consent order, here are some:
  • Your agreement is not legal until a judge approves the consent order.
  • You may trust each other to do the right thing. Yet, if you did not make the effort to get a consent order, your partner can back out of the agreement at any time. If this happens you would have to sue the other under contract law. the judge may ask why you didn’t have an order under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973)?
  • With a consent order, it is unlikely to back out of the agreement. If they do, you can take them to court to force them to follow the agreement.
  • If you do not have a consent order, your partner can go to the court even after your divorce and make a claim against you. This can happen even years after you have divorced each other.
It is important this agreement is a legally binding, and approved by a family court. We will guide you through this process and make it as easy as possible.
Do I still need to have a divorce settlement if I don’t have any assets or savings?
Those getting a divorce should have a consent order. Regardless of your financial position. For both of your protection in the future, but please remember there is no law that says you have to have one.
If you do not have many assets and wish to get a consent order. We can do this for you at minimum cost so make sure you contact us for a quote.
Can I write my own consent order?
Be careful not to write up your own agreement unless you know what you are doing. If you get it wrong, the judge may not approve. You will waste a lot of time going back and forth trying to get it to the judges liking.
You may make a mistake that could cost you more in the future. The the wording may not be what you thought it was or that the order is not as legally binding as you first thought it was.
If you want to save money, don’t write your own consent order. Instead, come to an agreement with your partner about your assets. Let Divorce Negotiator draft an order for you, our fees are very competitive so call us to get a quote. You will have peace of mind knowing that you have a legal consent order. Drawn up by a professional with many years experience.
Our service:
We will save you money, time and stress by assisting you both through the whole process, amicably.
  • We will guide you through what a court will expect in reaching a decision about your assets.
  • We will write the consent order for you for a District Judge to assess and agree
  • We will complete all the necessary documents that need to be sent with the consent order.
  • We will work with you to ensure that your consent order is approved and becomes legally binding.
Why choose Divorce Negotiator?
  • Amicable – We will work with you both directly.
  • Consistency – You will have one qualified divorce professional working on your case.
  • Affordable – We are cheaper than most high street law firm.
  • Contactable – We are contactable 7 days a week and you will have our direct line.
  • Fast Turnaround– We could have a consent order prepared within a week.
  • Legally Binding– All orders will be court approved.
  • Piece of Mind – Move on with your life in the knowledge that there will be no future claims.
  • Professionally Drafted – A qualified divorce professional will draft your consent order. And will not be a template.
 Contact us now to ensure that your assets are protected.

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I honestly believe that if we had followed my solicitor’s advice we would still be battling it out. The whole cost was just under £3k which we shared equally. Thank you Divorce Negotiator. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone getting divorced.”

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Call us today to speak to a professional about your divorce. The call does not cost you anything and you may save yourself money with the guidance that you receive.  

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