We understand the financial remedies process can be daunting and confusing, so we have put together this FAQ to give you a helping hand and serve as the first port of call for any questions you have about using Formily.
What is a Form E?
The Form E, or Financial Statement, is the Court required financial disclosure form that all parties must use if they are going through the court financial remedies process. Parties can also choose to use it voluntarily as part of their negotiations without going to Court.
When do I need to fill in a Form E?
If either party issues financial remedy proceedings, the Court will send both parties a ‘Notice of Proceedings’ which will include some key dates including:
a. The date of the First Directions Appointment;
b. The date by which the parties must exchange their Forms E with each other, and file a copy at Court. This is usually five weeks before the First Directions Appointment is due to take place.
What happens if I don’t fill my Form E in properly?
All parties in financial remedy proceedings have a duty of full, frank and clear disclosure. This means they must provide the court and the other party with all information relevant to the proceedings; the Form E (together with all the required attachments) is a key part of complying with this duty.
If a party is found to have failed in their duty to provide full, frank and clear disclosure, the court process could be dragged out considerably, costs orders may be made against them, and, if the non-disclosure is material, any decision that the court has made (even if made by agreement between the parties) may be torn up.
What does Formily do?
Formily breaks down and re-words each and every question in the Form E so as to make it more simple for non-lawyers to understand. If, at any point, you want to see what the original question in the Form says , however, just click ‘preview’.
How do I access Formily?
As soon as your purchase is successful, we will send you an email containing your unique log in details for
How do I save my progress on Formily?
It is likely that the you won’t be able to finish your Form E in one go and so will need to save your progress and come back to it later.
For your privacy, the information you fill in will be saved on your computer, and not in the web app or on our servers; you stay in control of it at all times and are the only one who can access it. In order to save your progress, and to re-open progress that you have made, please see the details below
Create a password and confirm it. Make sure you write this password down somewhere. We cannot get access again to your Form if you forget it - there is no ‘forgotten password’ facility as everything is held on your computer to protect your privacy.
Once saved, Formily will create a file in the ‘downloads’ folder on the computer you are working on.
For security reasons if anyone tries to open the file on the PC without using the Formily application it will produce an unintelligible random text file.
We suggest that you re-name the file (for example with the date) and move it out of the downloads folder.
How do I log out?
Click ‘log out’ in the top right - you have the option either to log out and delete the data (i.e. clear the browser) or log out and share the data (this will create a new file on the computer in the same was as saving your data). We strongly suggest clearing your data and refreshing your browser if there is any possibility someone might be able to access your computer.
How do I re-open my Form E to work on it again?
To work on the form again - go back to the
app.formily.co.uk homepage, click upload and continue. Find the most recent version of your file on your computer and enter the password.
How do I download/print my Form E once it is finished or share a PDF of my Form E?
Click ‘Download/Print PDF Form’ - you will then have the option either to print your Form E or save it as a PDF.
You will not be able to edit the Form E in a PDF format. If you need to make any changes to your Form E you will need to do so on
app.formily.co.uk (by re-uploading your downloaded file, as explained above) and then save it again in a PDF format.
What about my Chronology and Schedule of Assets?
As well as helping you create your Form E, Formily also lets you create first drafts of your chronology and Schedule of Assets. These are both documents that you will need to provide to the judge and your ex-spouse/partner at the First Directions Appointment.
You can download editable versions of these documents as follows:
Click “Download/Print PDF Form”;
Choose either to download your draft Schedule of Assets or Chronology. These will open in excel or word;
Edit them in your own time on your own computer. Make sure that you save your progress on your computer.