This is an important issue. From the making of the final divorce order you must within 12 months, have reached a property settlement agreement either informally or by filing of Consent Orders or alternatively, at least commenced an Application for property settlement with the Court. If you have not done any of these things then you need the leave (permission) of the Court to have a property settlement between you. This is not always granted. You should take formal advice from a legal provider in this regard if these circumstances apply to you.