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We’ve designed the amicable services to help you to make agreements about your finances with minimum fuss and maximum amicability. If you want your financial agreement to be legally binding, you will need the court to approve your settlement. This is called having a consent order, and it will often have a ‘clean break’ clause so that neither of you can make claims against each other in the future. The court must believe that your agreement is fair to approve your consent order and make it legally binding. The court won’t sign off your order, just because you both want it.
If you have made an agreement together then you can use our amicable agreement checker below to see whether you have factored in the things the court will look at when deciding whether your order is fair in the eyes of the law and whether to approve your consent order.