This blog is about how to fill in a Form E Financial Statement on Divorce. If you’re not sure whether you should fill in a Form E, or you’re not sure what to disclose, make sure you obtain legal advice from an expert family lawyer.
What could be worse than finally sitting down to fill in your Form E and you fall at the first hurdle because you haven’t got the right documents. This week I’ll tell you what documents you need so you can start collecting them together.
Why these documents are necessary
They are required by the Form E. If you don’t include them you will be chased by the other side or ultimately ordered by the Court. So you might as well get on with it now.
If you own or part own any properties – family home, holiday home, investment property – a valuation for each in the last six months is helpful. The more recent the better otherwise you’re going to have to rely on a guess and if you’re way off, this could cause unnecessary delay and expense in your case
A recent mortgage statement for each property
Click this link to the Land Registryfor an online title summary providing basic information about the property. For more detail, order documents by following this link Land Registry.
Bank, building society and savings accounts
Whether in your sole name or jointly with others – 12 months of statements for each.
Any other investments; eg shares, ISAs
Last statement for each investment.
Life assurance policies/endowment policies
Recent statement to show surrender value.
Running a business
Last two years’ accounts and
evidence that supports your valuation of your business; eg a letter from your accountant
Write to your pension provider and ask for the cash equivalent transfer value.
Your last P60 together with
wages slips for the last three months
Last two tax assessments but if these aren’t available, a letter from your accountant
If the estimate for your net income for the next twelve months is significantly different from your net income from your last set of accounts, you’ll need to provide a set of your management accounts for the current period to explain the difference
Got all your documents together? My next blog will guide you through how to fill in a Form E Financial Statement on Divorce.
How to Fill in a Form E Financial Statement on Divorce
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are you eligible for an exemption? Here’s a link to an application form, or
will your ex pay? You can ask the Court to make an order although it’s not guaranteed the Court will agree so try to reach agreement with your ex.
3. How long will it take
About four months ruling out mishaps with the paperwork. But it’s wise to delay completing your divorce until you have a financial order. Why? Because you might miss out on your fair share; eg if your ex dies after the divorce but before you have a financial order you could lose out on their pension. Not sure? Consult an expert family solicitor.
4. How are the finances split
Equally – subject to the following factors:
welfare of children
income and earning capacity – a “clean break” means a payment of capital instead of ongoing maintenance
financial needs – eg the care of children
standard of living during the marriage – in rare cases where there is an excess of capital and income this is an argument for a greater share
your ages, and the length of the marriage – different considerations apply if it’s a short marriage
disabilities – ongoing maintenance or extra capital may be the answer
adverse inferences being drawn as to the extent of your assets
imprisonment for contempt of Court
Think you’ve got away with it? The Court can overturn financial orders when non disclosure or fraudulent disclosure comes to light. Transferring assets to someone else? You risk a Court order freezing your assets and a hefty costs order. Hiding assets? You risk imprisonment for contempt of Court.
6. Can I ring fence my assets
Yes, sometimes, but you must still give full and frank disclosure first. What’s the best way to ring fence and protect assets on divorce? A prenuptial agreement.
If you’re already married, a post nuptial agreement.
7. What’s a non matrimonial asset
Take advice because it depends on all the circumstances:
the house you owned before the marriage
the pension you paid since you started work
the inheritance that post dated separation
But if there aren’t enough matrimonial assets left to fulfil your ex’s needs eg for housing, non matrimonial assets can be used to plug the gap.
8. Is it possible to ring fence and protect an earlier inheritance
Possibly if you never allowed it to be used as a matrimonial asset.
9. Can a business be ring fenced
Your ex might make a claim over your business but won’t automatically be entitled to a share of the business on divorce, and if they are, they could instead receive a larger share of other assets such as savings or the family home. Take advice, this is a tricky one.
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Did you know? – the length of time you live together before marriage can affect the share you receive of matrimonial assets if you divorce …
Larry the cat
Larry the cat lives at 10 Downing Street. If he’s anything like my cat he’s always changing his mind. You let him in and straightaway he wants to go out again. He’s out, and next thing you know, he’s yowling at the door. It’s possible some humans are like this too. Forever changing their mind, chopping and changing, difficult to pin down.
Chopping and changing
But chopping and changing can lead to consequences if you’re a human being. Let’s pretend you’ve been married twice – in fact you’re still married to your second wife – and you’re living at – um, well – let’s say an address in the centre of London not a million miles from Larry the cat. Some commentators are now referring to your cohabitee as the “First Girlfriend”.
Tot up the years
Perhaps you’re pondering marriage to the First Girlfriend once you’re divorced from your second wife. Heaven forbid this third marriage won’t last but say if it doesn’t? And say if it doesn’t last very long at all? How do you protect yourself against a claim that, taken together with the previous cohabitation, it wasn’t a short marriage? Perhaps it’s time to take advice from an expert family lawyer.
Why length of marriage is important
The starting point for the division of matrimonial assets is equal division (see my blog on Financial settlements). But this doesn’t always apply to short marriages. Take a look at my blog Short marriages – 10 things you need to know. So if you’re only married for a short period of time you might not want any prior period of cohabitation to count.
When does living together count towards length of marriage
The Court has set down that the time you live together is counted if you move “seamlessly” from living together to marriage. The Judge in the case of GW v RW said, “… where a relationship moves seamlessly from cohabitation to marriage without any major alteration in the way the couple live, it is unreal and artificial to treat the periods differently.”
What does move “seamlessly” mean
When you lived together – was it the same as being married but without the ceremony? And did you simply then get married and it made no difference?
Or alternatively were you just trying each other out, seeing if there was any possibility of a marriage some time in the future?
In the latter case, well, it’s just not the same as being married is it.
Are you cohabiting
Dates of cohabitation are frequently disputed. So perhaps you need it agreed and written down somewhere.
Divorce settlement after living together pre marriage
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Has your relationship broken down? The property rights of unmarried couples are different in many ways to the rights of married couples and those in civil partnerships. And please remember, there’s no such thing as a common law marriage.
So what are you going to do about:
Home in joint names
Are you going to sell or is one of you going to buy the other out? But what’s your share? – if you own it in joint names you’re entitled to half of the net sale proceeds. So now’s the time to get some idea of the value from a couple of estate agents.
Declaration of trust
This sets out the shares in which you own the property. But not sure what it means or if it’s valid? Please don’t forget to consult an expert family law solicitor.
A cohabitation agreement is always a good idea, see my post 6 Things you must include in a cohabitation agreement. If you do have one it may set out the shares in which you intend to own the property. But do you own the property as tenants in common with a declaration of trust?
Tenants in common
See my post Shall I buy a house with my partnerfor a clear explanation of the difference between owning in joint names and owning as tenants in common. But even if you do own the property as tenants in common, is this backed up by a declaration of trust?
PR is all the rights and responsibilities of parenthood. For example, to be consulted on matters of education, religion, medical intervention. All mothers have it and unmarried fathers (or fathers not in civil partnerships) if they:
jointly register the birth of the child with the mother (from 1 December 2003)
enter into a parental responsibility agreement with the mother
obtain a parental responsibility order from the Court
Here again, if you can’t agree, an out of Court approach may help.
If your partner has died
You may have a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act for financial provision from their estate if your partner:
didn’t make provision for you in their will
didn’t make sufficient provision, or
perhaps didn’t make a will at all
What Are The Property Rights of Unmarried Couples?
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Family courts are full to bursting. Top family law judge, Sir Andrew McFarlane, says families need to find other ways to settle disputes. But is this realistic? “Yes,” says Joanne Houston of Just Family Law. “Out of court settlements provide solutions specially tailored to your family’s needs. You’ll save time and money, and you’ll be able to move forward amicably with your ex.”
The simplest approach is to negotiate directly with your ex although of course this isn’t always possible. If you’re able to discuss matters between you please make sure you take advice from an expert family lawyer . You need to know what you’re entitled to and how to protect:
But if DIY is not for you, what are the options? Your solicitor can advise you of the most suitable route for you.
Leave it to the lawyers
Perhaps you’ll decide to negotiate with your ex through your solicitor. Because this in many ways remains the norm in relationship breakdown. Your solicitor will represent you and support you and will help you achieve your goals. You’ll be able to rely on their professional experience to communicate on your behalf with your ex’s solicitors. And you can attend roundtable meetings and your solicitor will represent you.
Mediation is a fast, low cost solution where you are both directly in charge of the outcome. What does a mediator do? He or she will help you identify the issues between you and help you reach an agreement. If you can’t sit in the same room as your ex there can be ‘shuttle’ mediation. But please take legal advice alongside the mediation process. This is vital because the mediator can’t advise you of your rights. Which mediator to chose? Your solicitor will be able to recommend the most suitable mediator for your case.
You both attend mediation and you take your solicitors along – helpful if there’s conflict between you, because the presence of solicitors will keep things objective. Your solicitor will even be able to speak on your behalf. Hybrid is also helpful where a legal issue is getting in the way of settling your dispute.
A specially trained collaborative lawyer can help you reach an agreement tailored to your, and your family’s, individual needs. But how does this work? You and your solicitor, and your ex and their solicitor, all sign a Participation Agreement. This states you commit to reaching an out of court settlement. And if you don’t reach an agreement, your solicitor won’t be able to represent you in court – an incentive to finding a solution! What is the collaborative process? Your solicitor will be at your side to advise, support and speak for you at a series of roundtable meetings. And other experts can help if necessary. These include:
Collaborative law is a constructive process and you and your ex remain in control of it.
Arbitration is a relatively new option in family law but provides several strong advantages. But what’s an arbitrator? An arbitrator is a family lawyer – perhaps even a judge – with special training. You and your ex both agree to be bound by their determination. The arbitrator can look at all the issues – money and property and children. Or they can narrow it down to just one question such as where the children are to live. They’re also trained to listen to children. Arbitration is more flexible than court as you decide the venue and the timing. And it’s less formal – you can even ask for it to be conducted in writing.
An arbitration provides you with a binding determination. But if you reach agreement through another avenue you’ll need the protection of a consent order sealed by the court. Your solicitor can help you with this. It’s a paper procedure and unlikely to involve a court hearing. But it’s vital because:
your ex will have to keep to what’s been agreed
you’ll be protected from future claims if eg you come into money.
How to Avoid Court – Family Mediation, Collaborative Law & Arbitration
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Yes, says guest blogger Megan Saksida of Meganomics, but HMRC may not consider you separated for tax purposes. This is because it depends whether there is –
a Court order
a deed of separation
an intention on the part of both of you to separate – that’s a total separation, not something that is on/off.
In Benford v HMRC (2011) the couple said their separation was permanent. But they were so amicable that after a year he moved back home because she was expecting their baby. Not sure about the legal status of your separation? Speak to an expert family lawyer.
Why is the date of separation important
The way you are taxed before and after separation is different. This goes for both capital gains tax and income tax.
Are there tax advantages to staying together
Yes, there are. These are what you stand to lose –
married couples allowance
transferable allowance for married couples
treatment of joint asset income
capital gains tax exemption
Are there tax advantages to splitting up
Yes, if one of you is a high earner because high income child benefit charge only applies if you’re married, in a civil partnership, or living together as such.
The married couples allowance
This is £8,695 if you’re together for the full tax year. It’s reduced in the year of marriage or civil partnership but is available in full in the year of separation. This allowance is given to the higher earner of the couple if one of you was born before 6 April 1935.
If you separate – How will this affect married couples allowance? It’s still available in the year of separation. And if you reconcile it’s available for the tax year of reconciliation on a pro rata basis.
The transferable allowance for married couples
Do you both pay basic rate tax? Are you married or in a civil partnership for all of the tax year? If so, one of you can decide to donate ten percent of their personal allowance to the other. A good idea if one of you isn’t using up all their personal allowance. Note: it doesn’t increase the personal allowance of the other but reduces their tax liability by 20 percent of the personal allowance transferred – £238 in 2018/2019.
If you separate – How will this affect the transferable allowance for married couples? It’s given in full in both the year of the marriage and the year of the separation. It will cease the tax year after the divorce unless the donating spouse withdraws the transfer earlier.
Treatment of joint asset income
Do you own a “buy to let”? HMRC sees you as equally entitled to the income even if you own the property in unequal shares. You can tell HMRC you want to go for unequal shares of income. But this means your ownership of the property will have to be unequal too. This only applies whilst you are living together.
If you separate – How will this affect treatment of joint asset income? Instead of HMRC taxing you on equal shares of income irrespective of your actual share of ownership of the property, tax will now apply depending on your actual share.
High income child benefit charge
If either of you earn a “net adjusted income” of over £50,000, HMRC claws back one percent of child benefit for every £100 you earn over £50,000. This doesn’t just apply to married couples and those in civil partnerships but to those who live together as such too.
If you separate – How will this affect high income child benefit charge? If you opted not to receive the benefit because the salary of the other was above the minimum even though your own income wasn’t, you may wish to reinstate the benefit once the separation is permanent.
Capital gains tax exemption
Transfers between spouses and civil partners are treated as being made on a “no gain no loss” basis which means no tax is due. Any asset gifted between them keeps its original cost. It’s only when the recipient sells the asset to someone else that there is a chargeable gain or loss.
If you separate – How will this affect capital gains tax exemption? The exemption for gifts between you can be used until the end of the tax year (5 April) of the year of separation. Of course, these transfers only save CGT for the donor spouse. Whereas the donee spouse will eventually have all the gain over both the donor’s and the donee’s period of ownership if the asset is sold. Negotiations for a financial settlement should take into account the impact of CGT in this situation.
After the tax year of the separation is over you will be treated as connectedparties and any transfers will be deemed by HMRC to have been made at market value. For example, Andy and Dave split up. They reach a financial settlement in their divorce after the tax year of separation. Andy owns the holiday home in Devon in his sole name. He agrees to give it to Dave. Andy will be liable to CGT as, for tax purposes, the Devon holiday home will be regarded as having been transferred to Dave at market value. This is even if no cash changes hands. If the holiday home has increased in value during Andy’s ownership more than the annual exemption available to him in the year of the disposal he will be liable to CGT at either 18 or 28 percent depending on his income tax level.
After the divorce goes through the couple are no longer connected parties. But take care, they may still be connected parties for another reason. Are they both partners of a partnership? Or is one the trustee of a trust the other set up?
Does splitting up affect tax in the UK
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The Government has announced it will legislate for no-fault divorce as soon as parliamentary time allows. If you are keen to start your divorce and not sure whether to wait until the law changes, speak to an expert family lawyer.
What is no-fault divorce?
This is a way of getting divorced without raising conflict. Currently you have to rely on a reason:
Two years separation with consent
Five years separation without consent
Allegations of adultery and unreasonable behaviour raise tensions, and if the divorce is contested, the only option can be to wait five years. The most amicable solution at the moment is two years separation with consent. No-fault divorce means the marriage has broken down but no one is in the wrong, and you don’t have to wait for years.
Why has the Government decided to act?
Resolutionand other organisations have been lobbying. And the case of Owens v Owens has been in the news. Mrs Owens said her marriage was over because of her husband’s unreasonable behaviour. But he contested the divorce and she is now in the process of waiting five years to reach the end of her unhappy marriage.
Why is no-fault divorce a good idea?
Joanne Houstonof Just Family Law says no-fault divorce will reduce conflict in divorce and protect children. She adds, “This presents an opportunity for parting couples to engage in a constructive rather than a destructive process.” Joanne is a specialist in collaborative family law which allows couples to reach amicable agreements, avoid Court proceedings, and move forward with dignity and positivity. See my post, What is collaborative family law. Other options are –
The details have yet to be fully formulated but there will be a minimum time from start to finish of six months. There will still be a decree nisi and decree absolute stage. See my recent post How to file for divorcefor a basic guide to divorce under the current law.
Why is divorce an important stage in agreeing the finances?
A Court order finalising the finances is only available once the first divorce decree has been granted (the “decree nisi”). Hence it’s a good idea to sort out the divorce and the finances at the same time. See my blog What Comes First Divorce Or Settlement.
When will no-fault divorce begin in the UK?
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Can you take the children on holiday without permission from the other parent or the Court? It depends. In this blog I will set out what you need to consider. But as getting it wrong can have very serious consequences please get advice from a family law expert if you have any doubts.
The important factors you will need to consider are –
Is the holiday in England or Wales.
Or is it elsewhere – Scotland, Ireland or abroad.
Is it for less than 28 days.
Has the Court made a child arrangements order saying with whom the children will live.
Do you both have parental responsibility.
The holiday is in England or Wales
If the children live with you, you can take them on holiday without permission. If they don’t live with you, you can take them on holiday during a contact visit. But it’s best if parents discuss holiday plans well in advance in order to keep things amicable and to avoid misunderstandings.
The holiday is elsewhere – Scotland, Ireland or abroad
You can take the children on holiday without the other parent’s permission or the permission of the Court if –
there is a child arrangements order saying the children live with you, even if it’s not all of the time (as long as the time is defined), and
the holiday is less than a month (usually defined as 28 days)
For the lawyers and law students among you, this is set out in s.13 Children Act, the geographical extent of which is England and Wales. For everyone else, please read your child arrangements order carefully and all the way through.
But if the other parent doesn’t have parental responsibility (see below) you don’t have to consult them at all. However taking a child abroad where there is no child arrangements order and without the consent of the other parent when they dohave parental responsibility is child abduction – a criminal offence. So if you have the slightest doubt, please get advice from a family law expert.
Here again, don’t forget to discuss your plans with the other parent in order to keep things amicable and avoid misunderstandings.
Who has parental responsibility?
were married to the mother at the time of the birth or subsequently
are named on the birth certificate (from 1 December 2003)
have entered into a parental responsibility agreement
have a parental responsibility order
Discuss your plans with the other parent
This applies whether the children live with you or the other parent. Start discussing your plans as early as possible. Share your holiday itinerary. Take turns with significant holidays such as Passover, Easter or Ramadan.
If the children don’t live with you, you might be surprised how keen the other parent is for them to go on holiday with you. This doesn’t mean they aren’t a good parent, it’s just that they need a break. And if the children live with you, remember to respect their right to enjoy quality time with their other parent.
may be the answer. In mediation or collaborative law, a family consultant can be involved to help with communication or non-legal issues.
Discuss your plans with the children
Bracing walks on the coast might sound great to you but the children might prefer to laze around on a sunny beach. And don’t forget the children have their own commitments. Is there something coming up they really don’t want to miss? Or are exams on the horizon, should they be at home revising?
Make sure they stay in touch with the other parent
When they’re away on holiday, even if they’re having a great time with you, they are likely to miss their other parent so work out in advance how and when they will stay in contact.
Seeing other family members
Don’t forget holidays are a valuable opportunity for children to see their wider family.
It can be difficult for grandparents to see their grandchildren, let alone come to an agreement to take them on holiday. See my blog Do grandparents have rights?
Do I need permission to take my children on holiday?
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one of you keeps the house and the other has an interest in it which they realise in the future. This is called a charge.
What is a charge on the home?
This works well if there are children. You can’t afford to buy each other out and a sale won’t realise enough to house you both. Perhaps there’s only a tiny equity. But how is this fair for the parent who won’t live there and won’t be receiving any cash? The answer is an interest in the property, a charge representing a certain percentage of its value. This means in the future you will get capital from the property.
When do I get the money from the charge?
There are various ways it can be worded. For example, when the children turn eighteen years of age or when the parent living there remarries or cohabits for a certain period.
What about pensions?
Pensions can be significant especially if one of you works in the public sector. In the heat of the moment one of you might say, Keep the pension, I want the house! But this isn’t always wise. It might be better to sell the house, split the proceeds and downsize so you can have a pension sharing order to provide you with income in retirement. See my blog Pensions on Divorce, what can you expect.
How will the assets be split in my case?
It really is impossible to generalise but I can give you a couple of examples.
Sue and John – older couple, no mortgage, no kids
So you’re both in good health and you have a range of assets – nice house, couple of cars, pensions, savings. You are likely to come away with half each, a fifty/fifty split. How this is achieved is up to you. One of you buys the other’s interest in the house. Or you sell it and split the proceeds. You could say, I’ll have the yacht, you have the timeshare. Tot it up so you make sure you’re getting equal value. Don’t forget to get a Consent Order – see my blog How do I get a Consent Order? A Simple Guide
Emma and Mike – two kids, big mortgage, little equity
This is more tricky. The top priority is a home for the children and the only option is the family house. A transfer of the house to Emma with a charge to Mike might be the answer.
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The Court’s duty is to make sure the Consent Order is fair, makes proper financial provision, and is technically correct. The Court will firstly consider the welfare of any children. It will then consider your –
income, earning capacity, property
standard of living during marriage
ages and length of marriage
conduct if it would be inequitable to disregard it
If the Court isn’t convinced it’s fair, or if the order is technically incorrect, they will raise queries. These can mostly be dealt with by letter. Occasionally there can be a short Court hearing.
If it’s unfair. For example if one of you ends up with valuable assets but the other doesn’t. But this can sometimes be fair if there are unusual circumstances such as a short marriage. See my blog Short Marriages – 10 Things You Need To Know
How else can a Consent Order be wrong?
If there are technical errors. The Court can only make certain orders. These include:
The paragraphs abovethe words “By Consent it is Ordered“. What’s included?
Agreements that can’t be orders
Undertakings to the Court (an undertaking is a solemn promise to the Court)
For example to return the oil painting of your mother in law. Or to take turns looking after Rover, the beloved family pet. Or to pay the mortgage on the family home. This is relevant if the house will be yours but the mortgage is still in joint names because of financial constraints.
But what happens if my ex ignores what’s in the recital/preamble?
You can make an application to the Court for enforcement.
When does a Consent Order come into effect?
When it’s sealed by the Court, or when your decree absolute is obtained, whichever is later.
How do I get a Consent Order?
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