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Consent order - how to prove it’s been paid?

Posted by Parker 
Consent order - how to prove it’s been paid?
January 01, 2020 09:02PM
Good evening everyone.

Just a quick question. Me and my wife got recently divorced (married in the UK) and submitted a consent order to have a clean break (short marriage, less than 5y, no mortgage, no kids and limited assets).
We are still waiting for the court’s approval, but according to my solicitor there shouldn’t be any issues as it seems fair.
My question is: does the court require any proof of sending a lump sum to the other party? What happens if 20 years later my ex decides to lie she hasn’t received any money? In the consent order the solicitor states I’m obliged to transfer the money within 14 days. Does that mean that after that period it’s all assumed to be done and dusted between us?
My solicitor takes ages to reply and for some reason can’t get hold of her. Please advise.

Kind regards,
Parker
Re: Consent order - how to prove it’s been paid?
January 02, 2020 11:50AM
When anyone pays any significant sum of money it is normally prudent to make the payment in such a way that payment can be proved. That can be by requiring a receipt or it can be with a copy bank statement showing the money leaving X account for destination Y account. The example of 20 years which you give is fanciful. It can reasonably be assumed that if a person waits 20 years before complaining about non payment such a claim would be treated with great suspicion.
Re: Consent order - how to prove it’s been paid?
January 02, 2020 11:42PM
Thank you David. Best regards.
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