What is a Financial Divorce Settlement? And Do I Need One?

Financial Divorce Settlements

What is a Financial Divorce Order? The Final Order (previously known as the decree absolute) is the legal document that ends a marriage, but it does not end the financial ties that exist between you and your ex-spouse. This article explains what a financial divorce settlement is and helps you decide if you need one. […]

What is a financial order? Everything you need to know to protect your future.

What is a financial order?

If you’ve applied for a no-fault divorce already or read the news about no-blame divorce, you might be asking – what is a financial order? The new no-fault divorce process goes into much greater detail about dividing your money and property, which might seem confusing or a bit daunting if it’s the first time you’ve […]

Do you really need a consent order when you divorce?

Do you really need a consent order when you divorce? Read this surprising true story and make your own mind up. In 1981, Kathleen Wyatt was a single mother of one when she met penniless traveller Dale Vince. Kathleen was 21, and Dale was 19. They married that same year and lived together in North […]

Should Child Maintenance be included in a financial consent order?

Should Child Maintenance be included in a financial consent order? I had a client this week who came to me seeking advice on a financial settlement that he and his wife were working through. It included a provision to pay £400 a month in child maintenance until 2031. Should child maintenance be included in a […]