Steps to take after reaching a financial agreement—client guide
Steps to take after reaching a financial agreement—client guide

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  • Steps to take after reaching a financial agreement—client guide

This document provides general guidance regarding the steps to take after reaching a financial agreement in order to obtain a court order to reflect that agreement. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances.

What are the next steps once a financial agreement has been reached?

A draft consent order setting out the terms agreed between the parties should be drafted, approved, signed and lodged with the court. You may be asked by your solicitor to provide written, signed instructions that you have read and understood the consent order once drafted and give your authority to settle on the terms set out in it. A financial statement of information in Form D81, setting out your current financial position, should also be lodged at court with the signed consent order. Both parties need to complete a Form D81. Once the court has received the signed consent order and Forms D81, it will consider the financial agreement that has been reached. If the court is satisfied with the financial agreement, and as long as decree nisi (the first decree) has been pronounced in the divorce proceedings, the court will seal the consent order and it will become a court order. The decree nisi is the second-to-last phase of the divorce. It means the court has agreed that you are entitled to a divorce,

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