The introduction of no fault divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships is a welcome step forward in what has often felt a like an outdated process which too often relied on one pointing the finger of blame at the other, particularly if they wanted...
Divorcing couples should be aware that even after the divorce/dissolution has been finalised and the decree absolute/final order has been obtained, it is still possible for financial claims to be made against a former spouse. A clean break order is an order dismissing any future claims either partner may make against the other. A clean break order effectively cuts all financial ties between couples. It is included as a term within a consent order.
The court has a duty to consider whether a clean break is possible for a separating couple however there are some circumstances where a clean break order is not appropriate. It is therefore important that you obtain legal advice at an early stage to obtain advice regarding your individual circumstances about what a reasonable settlement would be in your circumstances including advice on a clean break order.
Our divorce and finance specialists are experienced in obtaining clean break orders for divorcing couples. Call our team today on 0161 696 6193.