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Consent Orders

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Expert Consent Orders Lawyer based in Noosa, Sunshine Coast

If you and your former partner have arrived at an agreement about parenting arrangements and/or financial orders and you want to ensure that the terms of your agreement are legally binding, then you can formalise your agreement by applying for Consent Orders. Coming to an agreement avoids long, expensive court battles. If you’d like assistance with drafting your consent orders Anumis legal is here to assist you.

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How we can help you with your Consent Orders

As your go-to family lawyers, we will prepare consent orders for you in the form of draft orders for the court. Usually the process is as follows:

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We will meet with you to better understand your circumstances

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Based on your family’s specific needs, we will advise you on the specific types of orders that you can and must think about.

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We will take your instructions

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We will draft the orders and provide them to you for your review

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We will meet with you, or work with you via email, Zoom or Skype to amend the orders until you are happy with them

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We will send the draft orders to your former partner or your former partner’s legal representative

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Once you and your former partner have agreed the details of the orders, we will complete the necessary Court Application and file, along with your draft orders.

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If the registrar of the court is satisfied that the terms of the orders are just and equitable in all of the circumstances, the registrar will issue sealed orders on the terms of the draft orders

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How much do consent orders cost?

As well as the costs of taking your instructions, drafting and amending your Orders to submit before the Court, there is a Court filing fee which is currently $170.00.

If you have a clear idea of what you are seeking and you and your former partner are largely in agreement, then the cost of settling your draft orders will be significantly less than if you are unsure of what you want and it is difficult for you and your former partner to see eye to eye.

It stands to reason that if you and your former partner can agree, your orders can be put before a registrar AND your orders are proper, just and equitable, then you are likely to spend less on legal fees than if your matter is complex.

At Anumis Legal, we are happy to advise you and work with you to achieve an efficient outcome. Sometimes it takes a little longer for agreement to be reached. Consent orders ensure that your former partner is held to account.

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    Do you need legal advice about how to obtain consent orders? 

    If you and your former partner have come to an agreement, then the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia provides a kit for the preparation of consent orders. However, we strongly advise you to seek legal advice before you sign any agreement or contract, so that you can be sure that the consequences of your agreement are the outcomes that you intend.

    What should I consider when I am trying to divide the property and finances of the relationship?

    If you want the division of your finances and property to be formalised into Financial Orders by Consent so that they are enforceable then here are some examples of things you will need to consider:

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    Are you or your former partner entitled to financial support from the other in the form of Spouse maintenance?

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    Are you or your former partner entitled to financial support from the other in the form of De facto partner maintenance?

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    How are you and your former partner intending to share your financial resources, property, liabilities and superannuation?

    Please note: If you or your former partner has a superannuation interest then there are special requirements. Seek legal advice.

    What parenting arrangements should I consider when preparing consent orders?

    If you want your parenting arrangements to be formalised into Parenting Orders by Consent so that they are enforceable then here are some examples of things you will need to consider:

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    Does the child/ children live with you or your former partner?

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    What time does the child/ children spend with the parent that they do not live with?

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    What time does the child/ children spend with other people who are important to the children, such as their grandparents?

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    How does contact take place with important people in the child/ children’s life, such as for example, by phone, facetime, Skype, email or letters?

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    If your child/ children are not covered by the Child Support (Assessment) Act what are the provisions for child maintenance?

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    Are there any special and specific travel arrangements or conditions?

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    How might changeovers occur?

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    Are there any specific agreements that cover day-to-day care of the child/ children, their education, welfare, religion and their involvement in sport?

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    Are there any other factors that have to do with parental responsibility that you want to cover?

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    How will disputes between you and your former partner be resolved in the future?

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    What happens if my ex-partner does not stick to the consent orders?

    If your former partner does not comply with Consent Orders, depending on your circumstances, you can apply for an Enforcement Hearing.

    Call us today for a complementary chat about your consent orders

    If you need assistance or you would like to discuss Consent Orders as an option to bring certainty and enforceability to your parenting arrangements, Anumis Legal is here to help!

    Call Nadine Love or Dr John Cronin on 07 5455 6347 or email admin@anumis.com.au today for your complimentary chat and we will be happy to assist you.

    Meet Our Team

    Dr John Cronin

    Dr John Cronin holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management, a PHD in socially responsible investment, and is pursuing a further PHD in superannuation law. In his earlier engineering career, he led numerous large-scale equipment design and infrastructure development projects. A former financial and investment advisor, Dr John has a wealth of experience across banking, finance, and investment.

    Nadine Love

    Nadine Love holds a Master’s Degree in Dramatherapy. In her earlier career as an author, mentor and trainer through her books, products, and coaching services she assisted people to transform their personal and professional lives to find confidence, clarity, success, and wellbeing. Nadine was
    awarded the 2020 NSW Bar Association Prize for Civil Litigation and Evidence.

    You can depend on our Commercial Law and Family Law firm to get to know you and your needs in depth. Our expert legal advice, courteously tailored to your specific circumstances, is at your right hand to that you can make well informed choices round the clock. We have your back.

    To make your appointment or for further information: admin@anumislegal.com.au
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