Drafting, and submitting Consent Orders is a very involved process. If accepted by the Court they become binding Court Orders, and it can be challenging to change them. It is therefore crucial that they are correct – and you can live with them – from the outset.
We have extensive working knowledge of Consent Orders. This includes drafting them, working with our clients to ensure they understand all the implications that may arise from specific orders, negotiating with the other side to reach agreement on proposed orders, reviewing consent orders that are proposed by the other side, as well as submitting them to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFOA).
Our lawyers draw from their extensive knowledge of Australian Family law, whilst also leveraging our experience in Commercial Law and litigation. We understand that COnsent Orders are part of a larger picture that encompasses child support, the property settlement, and the general well-being of yourself and family.
Our team will work with you throughout the entire process, from workshopping what may be the best orders to seek, what is most realistic, and presenting a strong case in Court.
Consent orders are legally binding agreements that former spouses can utilise to formalise property distribution, child custody, spousal maintenance, and other arrangements.
They offer a more efficient and cost-effective solution to resolving these concerns than lengthy court actions. When these agreements are formalised, they become court orders with the full force of the law.
Using Consent Orders provides several advantages. It simplifies the legal process and grants individuals control over the outcomes of their family law matters. This approach expedites issue resolution because it means that an outcome can be reached without having to wait for a Final Hearing to be made by the Court. It can also provide you with more control as to what the Orders are, rather than relying on the discretion of a Judge.
Here’s an overview of the consent order application process:
The initial stage entails both parties coming to a mutual agreement on relevant matters. It is not always easy for both parties to come to agreement on the Orders that they are seeking, however ultimately this is needed in order to submit Consent Orders. The drafted Consent Orders can encompass property settlement, child custody, visitation rights, child support, and spousal maintenance, among other issues.
Following mutual agreement, the next step is to meticulously draft consent orders. This requires the competence of an experienced family lawyer.
The application for consent orders process gets started with the completion of an Application for Consent Orders form. The form states the particular orders requested by both sides, whether they be related to financial and/or parenting orders.
The completed and signed Application for Consent Orders form must be filed with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFOA). If the court judges the proposed orders to be just and equitable, it may approve them. If the Judge or Judicial Registrar is not entirely satisfied with them, they can request specific amendments or a total resubmission.
Once accepted, legally binding consent orders are issued, outlining in detail the mutually agreed-upon arrangements resolving parenting and child care arrangements or property disputes. These consent orders are legally binding and must be followed by all parties involved.
Negotiating child care arrangements and a property settlement after relationship breakdown can be daunting. Our lawyers are equipped to guide you through this process.
They will provide advice, support and negotiation skills in addressing all relevant issues, and preparing Consent Orders suitable for your situation, including advice on taxation related consequences.
Using the right lawyers will provide you with reassurance and some peace of mind, knowing that your interests have been thoroughly considered and you are well represented.
At Movement Legal, our team of family law specialists are committed to simplifying the complexities of consent orders for you. We prioritise safeguarding your interests while ensuring a smooth and informed process.
With extensive experience in Australian family law, our seasoned family lawyers understand the intricacies of consent orders, and how they fit into the larger scheme of family law matters.
We collaborate closely with you to understand your individual position, goals, and concerns, guiding you with care and clarity through each stage of the process.
Movement Legal understands the emotional and personal challenges often intertwined with separation or divorce and the process of consent orders.
Here are some of the reasons why you should work with us:
Our family lawyers are recognised authorities in consent orders and other related family law issues. We have the knowledge and experience to walk you through every step of the consent order process.
To ensure smooth progress, we prioritise clear communication with our clients. Our family lawyers are committed to responding quickly and giving you clear and straightforward advice on how to best approach your family law legal concerns.
We offer our clients transparency when it comes to legal fees. Whenever feasible, we provide a fixed-fee quote rather than hourly billing.
This approach ensures that you have a clear understanding of the costs associated with your consent order case, allowing you to plan accordingly with confidence.
Navigating the intricacies of consent order applications can pose challenges, but our committed team is here to offer accessible and expert legal assistance. We specialise in a broad range of family law services with the aim of resolving property and parenting matters fairly and equitably.
In addition to assisting with consent order applications, we have extensive experience in the following areas of family law:
Reach out to Movement Legal today for all your child custody arrangement needs. Our experienced team is here to provide compassionate and expert guidance, ensuring the best interests of your children are prioritised.
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