Consent orders and Clean Break Orders

When a marriage ends, money and property need to be divided and who gets what is an important question usually second to matters concerning the best arrangements for the children.


It is always better if the parties can reach an agreement about how the marital assets are to be shared however an agreement does not mean that it is legally binding or enforceable at court. To ensure that any agreement reached between you and your partner is legally binding, our experienced team can draft a detailed ‘consent order’ setting out clearly the way in which, Money, property, savings, and investments are to be shared.  A consent order is a legal document which will be approved and sealed by the court during the divorce proceedings, ensuring that it is enforceable should the need arise in the future.

Equally, Ashmans Solicitors strongly advise that a clean break clause is included within the consent order or as a standalone order if there are no marital assets to be shared. A clean break order will prevent both parties from making a financial claim of any kind in the future after the divorce has been finalised.

Mistakenly, it is believed that filing for a divorce discharges all financial obligations between couples however this could be a costly oversight.  A divorce does not give you a clean break, financially under any circumstances and Ashmans Solicitors can advise and assist you in avoiding making such a mistake. If you win the lottery do you really want your ex to be entitled to a share years later!


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