AMICABLE AGREEMENTS & CONSENT ORDERS
If the relationship between you and your spouse has remained amicable, then a settlement may be agreed upon without having to go to court, and it might be easier to reach an agreement face to face. In this situation, you should consider the following points:
If a settlement is agreed upon between you and your spouse, approval from the court is still required. In this situation, a Consent Order is drawn up by us which merely needs to be rubber-stamped by a judge. The court needs to be satisfied that the agreement is reasonable and that both parties understand what they have signed.
WHEN YOU CAN’T AGREE
If you have tried but failed to reach a financial settlement with your spouse we may advise you that the matter should be referred to court and an application made. This application can be made either by yourself or by your spouse.
The court can make orders for: