Consent orders are usually made in one of two circumstances:
As a result of filing an application for consent orders without disputed proceedings
At any stage during disputed proceedings commenced by one of the parties
Application for consent orders
Where you and your partner have agreed on property settlement or parenting arrangements, we can advise on the most appropriate and cost efficient means of formalising the agreement to ensure security for the future. This usually involves obtaining Consent Orders through the Family Court of Western Australia. Our lawyers can assist in preparation and filing of Consent Orders on your behalf.
The final consent orders amount to a legally binding contract between you and your ex-partner, which is enforceable by the court if either party fails to comply with the terms.
Consent orders during court proceedings
If you’ve already started proceedings in court, then you can still settle any (or all) of the disputed issues by asking the court to make consent orders in whatever terms you agree. This can be done at any stage of the process and again, the court will seek to establish that the terms are fair and reasonable before issuing final orders.
Call us today on
08 9430 4842 for more details about acquiring consent orders from our legal team in Fremantle.