Article Tag: Consent order

Consent Order: When Is an Agreement an Agreement?

When spouses choose to separate, they are able to agree the terms of a financial settlement between themselves, through a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution or through solicitors. Any such agreement can take a variety of forms such as a verbal agreement, informally in correspondence or formally through solicitors. Usually, if using solicitors, the parties… Read more »

Honesty In Divorce: This Is The Only Policy

In financial proceedings within divorce or dissolution of civil partnership, the court is directed to achieve a fair outcome. This is not based on a set formula but by the court considering all the circumstances of the case. In this discretionary system the courts accept that fairness is an elusive concept, and that what may… Read more »