When financial issues following a divorce are agreed between the parties, they must be given legal effect by asking the court to make a consent order in the terms which have been agreed. Before making the order, the court will ensure that the agreement is fair and reasonable, and complies with the statutory guidelines. Unless this is done, the settlement between the spouses will not have legal effect and will not be enforceable.
To obtain a consent order it is necessary to send a draft of the order required to the court. This guide contains a comprehensive set of precedents to enable you to prepare your own draft order. It explains the procedure for submitting your application with the draft order and the additional information required by the court.