Part of our step-by-step help to deal with separation and divorce

How to fill in your financial statement (Form E) - film

This short film is for people who are going to court about their finances as part of a divorce or ending a civil partnership and don't have the help of a lawyer. It is a step-by-step guide to how you fill out your financial statement (Form E) yourself. Watch Rosemary as she completes her own form and explains what details you put where, and what all the gobbledygook actually means.
How to fill in your financial statement
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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 without the help of a lawyer, it’s a very daunting prospect. So that’s why we’ve made this film to help. It's a companion to our written guide to applying for a financial order. You may want to watch it as well as or instead of reading the written guide.

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 the ball rolling as soon as possible.

March 2018



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10 Reviews

Brilliant work!

Thank you so much for taking the time to put this guide together. Honestly, this has helped me immeasurably. Solicitors aren't affordable to most people and much of this stuff is simply understanding the language, requirements and format of legal documents. You have done a great service to the public.
E Golden on the 29 / 12 / 2021


It's daunting when you get the information from the ex-solicitor and their demands that the form is to be filled in by a certain date, this video is a huge help, thank you very much for doing this.
Peter on the 22 / 12 / 2021

A must read if you are going to represent yourself!

Well paced and practicle guide - thank you!
Nadim H on the 14 / 12 / 2021


So glad I found this. It has been really helpful. Thank you!
L on the 21 / 10 / 2021

How to complete Form E

Outstanding! So clear. Really helpful. Thank you so much.
Susan on the 27 / 07 / 2021

Thank you so much

Amazing - made it so much clearer!
H on the 06 / 07 / 2021


Excellent guidance. The best so far. Good job!
Tanomaky on the 13 / 02 / 2021

Great guidance

This guide is very well presented, clear and easy to follow. Thank you for taking the time to put it together and make the process of filling in a very large document manageable at a difficult time. Recommended to all facing one of these forms :-)
Paul on the 01 / 01 / 2021


This was a clear, concise and easy to follow guide on how to complete Form E. Thank you so much for this as the form can be a bit daunting and your advice was invaluable.
Lou on the 07 / 12 / 2020


This was very helpful and clear. It helped me so much. Thank you.
on the 04 / 12 / 2020


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