Consent Orders kit
Consent Orders kit
If you and your spouse or partner have reached an agreement about minor children and/or property of the relationship after a separation, then you can apply to the Court to have these arrangements formalised in a document called Consent Orders. You can use the Consent Orders kit to easily draft your own agreement and have the agreement formalised in the Court, without the assistance of a Lawyer and save thousands in legal fees.
✔︎ Consent orders application form
✔︎ Minutes of Consent template
✔︎ Wording for orders
✔︎ Easy to complete
✔︎ Completed examples
✔︎ Step by step instructions
✔︎ Simple explanation of the law
What's in this kit?
Get everything you need to apply to the Court to formalise your financial or parenting agreement. The kit includes the following:
Consent Orders Application kit - Easy to edit & complete - Word
Application form required to apply for Consent Orders together with step-by-step instructions.
Minutes of Consent Orders template - Easy to edit & complete - Word
Court accepted form with simple to understand wording to use for financial and parenting orders.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Download the forms;
- Save to your computer;
- Complete the forms following the instructions;
- Submit the forms and pay the fee ($160 as at July 2016).
Common Questions about Consent Orders
What arrangements can be included in Consent Orders?
Consent orders can contain agreements in relation to:
- Financial matters
- Parenting matters
- Spousal maintenance
In what circumstances should Consent Orders be sought?
Consent Orders may be sought by separated or divorced couples who:
- Have agreed on the matters set out above and want to formalise these agreements
- Would like to avoid litigation in Court to determine the matters set out above
- Are in the middle of litigation but have come to an agreement on the matters set out above and want to avoid further litigation
- May have inadequate financial means to conduct litigation in the Courts.
What are the circumstances where Consent Orders do not apply?
Consent Orders do not apply in relation to:
- Property settlement between de facto couples (exception: unless there are children of the relationship and the Orders sought also relate to those children).
- Spousal maintenance in relation to a de facto relationship
- Child maintenance orders for children who are under 18 years of age who were born after 1 October 1989 or whose parents separated after that date (this does not include arrangements for the care of children)
When do I apply for Consent Orders?
If you were married, then these arrangements should be made within 1 year of your Divorce becoming final. If you were in an eligible de facto relationship, the time limit to apply for is within 2 years of the relationship breakdown.
How do I apply for Consent Orders?
An overview of the procedure for Consent Orders is as follows:
- Agree with your former spouse or partner on issues relating to property and children;
- Draft Minutes of Consent Orders based on the arrangements (templates included with our packages);
- Complete the Consent orders application Form;
- File the Minutes of Consent and application form with the Family Court or Federal Magistrate's Court (include a copy of the marriage certificate); and
- The Court formalises the Orders.
How much does it cost?
The Consent Orders kit is $59. This includes all the templates and forms you need to complete the application and draft the agreement yourself. The Personalised Consent Orders costs $129 and automatically generates your completed Consent Consent Orders kit. The court fee to lodge the application for Consent Orders is $160 (as at July 2016). This is subject to change.