Consent Orders

Consent orders – the basics

When you and your ex-are separating, it is likely that you’ll discuss:

  • parenting arrangements for the children of the marriage (if any)
  • how the joint property will be divided in the property settlement
  • spousal maintenance

If you can reach an agreement on any OR all of the above, you can save a lot of time and money and apply for Consent Orders. Consent Orders can be made at the beginning, middle or end of a court matter. An Application for Consent Order consists of two documents. These are:


The Application for Consent Orders
  • Approximately 25 pages
  • Both parties must complete it
  • You must disclose detailed personal and financial information, such as disclosure of all assets and their values
  • Disclosure must be full and frank

The
 Minutes of Consent 
  • You provide details of what orders are sought by you and your spouse
  • An example is details regarding what will happen to motor vehicle Toyota Yaris Registration 123XYZ

IMPORTANT: The Registrar who receives your Application for Consent Orders and Minutes of Consent must be satisfied that the agreed property settlement or spousal maintenance arrangements are fair and reasonable and that the parenting arrangements are in the best interests of the child.

If the Court is not satisfied that this is the case, they can seek further explanation from the parties as to why the Court should approve the agreed terms.

Click on the links below to find out further information about what your legal options are and what you need to consider when you want to get consent orders.

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