Victoria Emens explores steps for a divorcing couple achieving a financial settlement to obtain the court’s approval

Most legal practitioners have welcomed the more amicable way of obtaining a divorce following the introduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 which came into force on April 6 2022. The online divorce portal has been running for almost three years (with its ups and downs) and is in frequent use both by litigants in person and solicitors alike.

It is now more important than ever to encourage and advise those clients starting a ‘DIY’ divorce or dissolution at home to address their financial settlement by way of a Financial Remedy Consent Order in conjunction with the divorce or dissolution proceedings.

Financial settlement

We all frequently encounter the client who has amicably agree...

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