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What is consent order & do I need one?

Posted on Friday, 18th December 2015 by

I am divorced, we have sorted all arrangement for our children and have sorted all our finances.  Do I need to do anything else?

Yes you need a consent order.

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In family matters you have to be honest with each other as to your disclosure and have your agreement approved by the Judge.

Any agreement, even if it is in writing, to compromise financial claims is not binding or an enforceable contract.  Either party can change their mind at any time in the future. It can be opened up anytime in the future even 30-50years time. Do not leave it to chance have a Consent order prepared and presented to the Judge.

The  consent order is the agreement that is approved by the Judge.  Only the agreement approved by the Judge is binding.

Each party has a duty to the other and to the court to give full and frank disclosure of their financial circumstances and only thereafter the Judge can approve the agreement

Any order made pursuant to a failure to disclose is liable to be set aside.  Non-disclosure can be a ticking bomb.

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