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FAQ: What is a Consent Order?

Posted on: 2 January 2018 by Goodwins Family Law Solicitors

A consent order is a financial contract between a divorcing couple, that organises and finalises the allocation and division of assets after divorce. The order includes different things depending on your particular circumstances:

  • Liquid assets: anything, either owned by one party or jointly between both parties, that can be sold for cash.
  • Pensions can be shared too, if they are included in the order.
  • Maintenance: there are two types of maintenance – child maintenance and spousal maintenance. The former is paid to the parent who has custody of the child or children for most nights of the year, while the latter is paid to an ex-spouse by the highest earner of the two, to compensate for salary disparity.
  • Property and assets:

Consent Orders are legally binding. When obtaining one, it must be drafted by a solicitor, signed by you and your ex-spouse after financial disclosure, and reviewed and approved by a judge at a family court.

Needing some expert advice on financial settlements? You can contact Goodwins Family Law today to book an initial fixed fee consultation for a confidential discussion and we’ll be happy to help. We are situated in Harrow, London, with on site car parking and accessible from public transport links. Alternatively, if you are overseas we possess the capabilities to arrange a Skype call with you if it is more convenient.

Goodwins Family Law Solicitors is a registered company in England. © Goodwins Family Law Solicitors 2022. All Rights Reserved.

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