There are a number of stages in the financial disclosure process, some of which include forms to complete which will eventually be exchanged by both parties. Issuing your financial application: the Form A To start financial proceedings, you need to make a separate application to the court. This is... Read more
Key stages of the divorce finance process
There are a number of steps and forms to complete in the divorce finance process:
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The First Directions Appointment, also known as FDA or just First Appointment, is the first hearing in financial proceedings. It is generally used as a “house-keeping” hearing, where the court sets the timetable and directions for resolving the evidential issues between the parties. Ahead of the... Read more
The FDR is the stage at which most cases settle. It is a special type of hearing which is focused on achieving a negotiated settlement between the parties. An FDR hearing takes place on a “without prejudice” basis, meaning that things that are said there cannot be mentioned again in court... Read more
If your case is “fully contested” and cannot be settled, it may well proceed to a final hearing. At a final hearing, the court listens to the evidence of both parties and decides what the assets are and how they should be divided. Final hearings generally take place at court over several days... Read more
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