In some circumstances you and your spouse/partner will have had a discussion on how to divide the matrimonial assets and you will be happy with the agreement you have reached. Please note, however, that that agreement will not be legally binding unless it is incorporated into a legal document. This means that unless there is a legally binding agreement, either party could at any time in the future change their mind, even if you have already divided the assets/spent the money.
If you are contemplating divorce proceedings, then the agreement can be incorporated into a Court Order. We can draft a Court Order on your behalf, with the associated legal documents. This can then be sent to a District Judge for the Court’s approval on the pronouncement of the Decree Nisi within the divorce proceedings. The Court Order is sent to the Court with the consent of both parties and is often referred to as a Consent Order. The Consent Orders can be wide ranging from very simple Orders providing for full and final settlement to more complex Orders dealing with a variety of matrimonial assets.
We can provide you with advice as to the fairness of the agreement you have reached so you can be assured as to whether the agreement that you have discussed with your partner is in your legal interest.
If you require help then our Family Solicitors will be able to assist you with your query. We will always aim to seek a solution or resolve your case / matter outside of the court. Our specialist Family Solicitors understand that family problems can prove extremely stressful and worrying, but ignoring these issues will not make them go away. If you are struggling with Family matter, please Contact us for advice from our specialist solicitors.