A Financial Remedy (Consent) Order (Financial Settlement) Package

Divorce is a legal process ending the contract of marriage. However, it is very important to us that you understand at the start of your case that a Divorce will not deal with the division of your house, assets, income, pensions etc.

To deal with your matrimonial finances you will need to instruct us to represent you in this regard. As solicitors, we call this process Financial Remedy. Work done with regard to financial remedies is normally charged at an hourly rate. However, in order to simplify the charging process for you and to make matters as cost effective as possible we have formulated a package price for those of you that already have an agreement. There is of course varying degrees of complexity and we have therefore broken these down into the following categories to enable you to choose the right package:

1. BASIC "CLEAN BREAK" CONSENT ORDER PACKAGE INCLUDES:-

This package will only be relevant to you if you have no assets to be shared and none to record as having already been shared. This order will simply enable you to each you’re your own assts and have a "Clean Break" between you and your spouse. The package includes:

  • Legal advice (regarding the court process not on the settlement itself) and support.
  • This includes up to 1 hour personal attendance (if needed).
  • Telephone calls, emails and letters to/from you, your spouses' solicitor and the court.
  • Drafting the Consent Order or Approving/Considering a draft consent, preparing the Statement of Information and Form A application. Dealing with court enquires.
  • Court fee for filing the Consent Order at court.

Legal Fees £500.00

VAT £100.00

Court Fees £50.00

Total £650.00

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:-

  • The process of financial disclosure, that is disclosing evidence of your income, assets, pension etc to your spouse or their legal advisor and obtaining your spouses financial disclosure.
  • Negotiations for settlement are not included as it is assumed that you will each keep your own assets and that there are no assets in your joint names to be dealt with.
  • Advice on the settlement you have agreed.

Should you require advice as to an appropriate settlement and help negotiating a settlement (to be incorporated into a Consent Order) then you will need to pay for work to be carried out on hourly rate charging. Please do not hesitate to speak to one of our solicitors in order to decide which package best suits your needs.

2. CONSENT ORDER PACKAGE" INCLUDES:-

This package is for you if you have already divided your finances and you simply want to record this at court to create a "Clean Break" between you OR if you have reached an agreement between yourselves for example at mediation and you need to make sure it is legally binding.

The order can record assets that have previously been divided, for example if you divided your assets 2 years ago and are now divorcing. It can provide for a property to be sold or transferred, agreed child maintenance, spousal maintenance etc. Please note that if you require a Pension Sharing Order (and Annex), an order dealing with more than 1 property, or a business, you will need to select the Complex Consent Order option below.

This package includes:

  • Everything listed in the Basic Consent Order Package (above)
  • A full record of assets previously divided.
  • Inclusion of a property adjustment order and related mortgage.
  • Serving the Mortgagee as required by the Family Proceeds Rules.

Legal Fees £750.00

VAT £150.00

Court Fees £50.00

Total £950.00

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:-

  • The process of financial disclosure, that is disclosing evidence of your income, assets, pension etc to your spouse or their legal advisor and obtaining your spouses financial disclosure.
  • Negotiations for settlement are not included as it is assumed that you will each keep your own assets and that there are no assets in your joint names to be dealt with.
  • Advice on the settlement you have agreed.

Should you require advice as to an appropriate settlement and help negotiating a settlement (to be incorporated into a Consent Order) then you will need to pay for work to be carried out on hourly rate charging. Please do not hesitate to speak to one of our solicitors in order to decide which package best suits your needs.

3. COMPLEX CONSENT ORDER PACKAGE" INCLUDES:-

This package is essentially the same as the Consent Order Package above however it is for those who have multiple assets to record, for example a property portfolio or for those sharing a pension fund.

This package includes:

  • Everything listed in the Consent order package (above)
  • Inclusion of multiple property adjustment orders and related mortgages.
  • Pension sharing order and Annex.
  • Serving the Pension provider/Mortgagees in accordance with the Family Proceedings Rules.

Legal Fees £1250.00

VAT £250.00

Court Fees £50.00

Total £1,550.00

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:-

  • The process of financial disclosure, that is disclosing evidence of your income, assets, pension etc to your spouse or their legal advisor and obtaining your spouse’s financial disclosure.
  • Negotiations for settlement are not included as it is assumed that you will each keep your own assets and that there are no assets in your joint names to be dealt with.
  • Advice on the settlement you have agreed.

Should you require advice as to an appropriate settlement and help negotiating a settlement (to be incorporated into a Consent Order) then you will need to pay for work to be carried out on hourly rate charging. Please do not hesitate to speak to one of our solicitors in order to decide which package best suits your needs.