Consent Orders are obtained by making an application to the Court with the proposed Consent Orders. As the name suggests this is where both parties are agreeing or consenting to the order. Consent orders are generally very enforceable and parties can be held to account to discourage non-compliance.
The application will include such matters the details of the parties, the background of the relationship, a list of assets and liabilities of the parties, the contributions made by the parties during the relationship and also their future needs (having regard to their earning capacity, age, health etc.). The consent orders will clearly set out the obligations of each party in relation to either the division of assets and/or parenting matters.
These orders will be subject to the Court determining that the Orders are fair and equitable. If the court is satisfied with the proposed consent orders, a copy of the Orders sealed by the Court will be provided to the parties and the Orders then become binding.
Advantages of obtaining consent orders include:
Disadvantages of obtaining consent orders include:
By working with you and your individual circumstances we will present you with options so that you are fully informed in choosing the best approach. Consent orders are not always required and can be unnecessary, however it can be a vital insurance policy of sorts and provide you with greater security knowing that a court has validated the agreement.
Our family lawyers will develop a strategy to and strive to get your best result the property settlement.
Whether the matter progresses to court or settles amicably we:
To speak to a family lawyer about consent orders call us on 1300 907 335 or otherwise please complete our online enquiry form.