If you have an agreement about dividing your property or maintenance or if one of you is going to receive part of the other’s pension, you can ask the court to approve your agreement. Once this has been done it has the force of a court order and is therefore enforceable.
This type of agreed order is known as a consent order.
How much does it cost to apply to the court for a consent order?
The court fee is £50.
On top of that you will have to pay your solicitor to draft the order for you.
It is important to understand that only an authorised person (ie a solicitor or a barrister) can draft a consent order for you.
Websites offering to sell you consent orders must have the appropriate authorisation, or use a third party firm of solicitors, otherwise they are breaking the law and you will not be protected by professional liability insurance and the legal ombudsman.
What is a simple clean break only consent order?
An agreed simple clean break only consent order is an order by agreement at the end of your divorce which dismisses both your own right and that of your spouse/civil partner to make any future claims against each other arising out of your marriage.
This means that you will no longer have the right to claim maintenance from each other for example or a share of the other’s pension.
For the purposes of this fixed fee a “clean break” consent order does not contain any other provisions such as transfer of property or maintenance and pension sharing.
What is a standard consent order?
A typical consent order will include details of what is to happen to a property. For example is it to be sold? Who is to deal with the estate agents? How much will each party receive from the proceeds of sale?
These provisions need to be drafted according to your unique circumstances and so this is why this type of consent order costs more.
The additional cost covers taking the additional details from you and the additional drafting work.
- Extremely high success rate in these types of cases
- Fixed fees so you stay in control
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- Specialist solicitors who can get the application right the first time
- Consultation with a specialist solicitor to assess your eligibility, avoid disappointment and wasted fees.