How to fill in your financial statement (Form E)
You have to fill in a financial statement (Form E) if you are going to court in England or Wales to get a financial order after you’ve split up with your ex-husband, wife or civil partner. If you're doing this without the help of a lawyer, it’s a very daunting prospect. So that’s why we’ve made this film to help. Watch Rosemary as she completes her own form and explains what details you put where, and what all the gobbledygook actually means.
Beware, you have to send this form to the court at least 35 days before your first hearing, and some of the evidence you need to include can take months to arrive. It is therefore best to watch this film and start working on it as soon as possible.
This is just one of our resources to help you manage your separation and divorce, and save you stress and money.
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The film supports our guide to going to court for a financial order to finalise your finances when you divorce or end a civil partnership. The guide also talks about how to do your financial statement, as well as explaining, step-by-step, how to get a financial order.
Through the guide, at the most important points, you can access our panel of expert family law solicitors for tailored legal advice at a reduced fixed-fee price. As you read through the guide you can get expert advice on:
- Form E and how to obtain the more complicated bits of information you need.
- Any questions you have about filling in the form.
- How to complete part 4.
- Any extra reports you may need and how to get them.
- What your next steps should be.
To read more on our Affordable Advice service and how it works take a look at Getting affordable advice from a family law solicitor via Advicenow.
Produced March 2018
Reviewed September 2022
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About this film
The information in this guide applies to England and Wales and is for general purposes only. The law may be different if you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
The law is complicated. We have simplified things in the guide to give you an idea of how the law applies to you if you are a young worker. Please don't rely on this guide as a complete statement of the law or as a substitute for getting legal advice about what to do in the specific circumstances of your case.
The quotes and cases we refer to are not always real but show a typical situation. We hope they help you think about how to deal with your own situation.
We are grateful to the Family Justice Council for funding this film. We would like to thank all those who provided feedback on the script.
The review of this film was funded by the Litigant in Person Support Strategy.