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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.