You might have heard of consent orders before, or this could be your first time. No matter how little or much you know, it’s good to have an idea of what they do and how they could benefit your situation.
There are a lot of different orders that can be drawn up before a marriage, during a marriage and after a marriage concerning the settlement of property and other assets. Consent orders fall into the last category concerning property orders. So, it will affect you and your former partner, should you choose to go through this process.
What are consent orders?
Consent Orders are Orders issued by the Court that both parties to a relationship have agreed. An Application for Consent Orders signed by both parties is made to the Court. It is not necessary that parties actually attend Court. The Application including the proposed form of the Orders are reviewed by a Court Registrar and the Orders are issued by the Court if the Registrar is satisfied that the proposed settlement is just and equitable.
Whilst you may prepare your own Application for Consent Orders and the Orders that you are seeking to accompany the Application, it is advisable that you seek legal advice to ensure that the documents are appropriately drafted and that the Orders that you are seeking address all necessary issues and provide, in the case of property Orders, for a division of property that the Court is likely to approve.
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