Online Financial Consent Orders are not as advantageous as first thought

Online Financial Consent Orders

Most solicitors are now stating that the new online HMCTS Financial Remedy system cuts the time required to achieve a Consent Order. The HMCTS system allows online submittal of documents and signatures, and can update solicitors of progress through the court system. This is meant to reduce costs to the client, making the whole process more affordable.

A lot of people avoid a financial order when divorcing as they believe the costs far out weigh the benefits. And when two warring solicitors get involved, this can be the case with legal fees consuming a large percentage of any assets a couple may have.

However, submitting a Consent Order on paper does actually use the same framework as the online version. So although some parts will be slower, the majority will be just as fast.

Major hurdle

The major hurdle throughout the process is the arguing between the two solicitors.

Even when a couple have already decided on how to divide their assets, a solicitor representing one party, will always try to build up antagonism between the couple to get a higher percentage of assets. Often this despite the wishes of their client. It seems solicitors have to create a fight for their own ego.

Amicable Decision

If children are involved, both parties normally want to keep things amicable for the benefit of their children. Being able to have a discussion in the presence of children without it turning into a screaming contest does help when presenting a joint front. Having an amicable relationship is a massive help when it comes to arranging custody of the children. It will allow both parties to move on quicker with their lives. The children will also benefit if they see their parents acting sensibly. If people are made to take sides, then their relationship with the other parent could be harmed for a long time.

The alternative

Having one person help both parties through the divorce an finacial order makes it easier to come to an agreement quicker and without antaganism.

Divorce Negotiator specialise in helping both parties through the difficult process of dividing assets. By assisting both parties, with both are receiving the same advice, a fair decision can be achieved a lot easier.

When both parties think they have received a fair split of assets, their future relationship will be vastley improved.

If you want to have a decent relationship with your Ex following your divorce. Call Divorce Negotiator on 0800 177 7702 for help coming to an ammicable division of assets

Online Financial Consent Orders are not as advantageous as first thought was last modified: January 25th, 2021 by John Fuller

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