Do I Need a Financial Order to Divorce?

Kelly Grigg, a family lawyer at Richard Nelson LLP, explains what a financial order is and if it is required to get a divorce.

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Do I need a financial order?

The simple answer is yes. If you divorce and you do not sever your financial ties formally by obtaining a sealed Financial Consent Order from the Court, your financial claims against one another remain open.

Even if neither party wishes to claim against the other’s assets, it is strongly advised to obtain a Clean Break Dismissal Order. This ensures that the other party cannot make a financial claim against you in the future. As an example, you would need to protect yourself should you win the lottery or inherit any monies in the future, which you wouldn’t want your former spouse to be able to make a claim against.

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Get in touch with Kelly to discuss financial orders and divorce:Tel: 0333 888 40404


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Kelly Grigg is a family solicitor with a wealth of experience helping a wide range of clients on family law matters.

With years of experience comes the understanding that every family is different. Kelly offers assistance and representation at court on family law matters including divorce and separation; pre- and post-nuptial agreements; children matters; unmarried couples; financial matters; and domestic abuse and protection orders.

At what is a stressful and emotional time, Kelly prides herself in avoiding legal speak. She will clearly explain your options and the processes involved, so you feel in control every step of the way.

Kelly understands that family life can be hectic at the best of times and is happy to make arrangements for out of hours appointments where needed.


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