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Standard Financial Remedy Order Online

Welcome to the brand new online version of the Standard Financial Remedy Order with Resolution footnotes. This edition is the result of many hours of preparation, research and debate by the drafting committee, and some much-appreciated input from other experts outside of the committee and outside of Resolution. Our thanks to all involved.

The online version of the order allows you to input your client's information, which can then be merged with the relevant precedents you select to include in your agreement. The final agreement can be exported in Word format to complete the drafting process.

About the Standard Financial Remedy Order

As you may have seen this year, the former President of the Family Division issued a Guidance Note on Standard Financial and Enforcement Orders, which included a pack of relevant Orders.

This is part of the continued work to harmonise the drafting of court orders. Whilst their use is not currently compulsory, you may find that more courts will expect you to use these standard orders.

To help our members in preparing orders, Resolution have released our online version of the Standard Financial Remedy Order.

Like our Consent Orders previously, the Standard Financial Remedy Order is freely accessible to all Resolution members. Crucially, these include extensive advisory footnotes, written by members for members, providing practical guidance and highlighting potential pitfalls.

Beyond the content changes, the big innovation is developing the new online version. Moving online offers more flexibility to update the orders, both in line with any mandatory changes the President may introduce, and in response to any changes in statute, case law and Practice Directions.

Feedback and updates

As with all legal publications, these precedents must come with a health warning: they are drafting guides only and do not guarantee approval by the court. The law as stated is correct to the best of the committee's knowledge at October 2018. Of course, if you find any inaccuracies please contact us.

Please make use of our facility for logging feedback, making suggestions and asking for support. You can contact us direct or you can post on our technical support forum.

The online format allows us to respond more quickly to member feedback. This is a crucial strength of our orders and the guidance that accompanies them: they reflect best practice the length and breadth of the country, they reflect the vast combined knowledge base of Resolution members, and they reflect the dialogue and creative solutions that members co-produce.

Please do get in touch with anything you think could be better, or alternatives that could run alongside existing suggestions even if they don't make it into the final draft, they can often clarify the committee's thinking and keep them informed of options.

Where any change is made to the clauses themselves, users will be alerted by email as to what is changing, when and why.

Where smaller changes are made to the footnotes these will not always be notified if we feel they would not materially affect drafting.

Further resources

As ever, these orders focus on technical drafting, although the footnotes broaden out to wider considerations. Readers may want to refer to the Good Practice Guides for more general practice issues.

A range of specialist titles on child support, case law and much more are available on the publications section of the website.


Finally, a word about the security of your data. Resolution has put in place measures to ensure your and your client's data remains secure. When you use this website, you're using industry standard security protocols. The same sort of thing your bank uses for online security.

The data stored is encrypted and you connect to your data via a secure SSL connection. You can find full details on our security policy at the bottom of the homepage.