Consent Orders kit (WA)
Consent Orders kit (WA)
Avoid family court litigation and save time, money and stress. Get all the information, worksheets and an easy to complete agreement that will help you formalise arrangements made with your former partner or spouse about finances and children, without having to go to Court.
✔︎ Consent orders application form
✔︎ Minutes of Consent Orders template
✔︎ Specific wording for orders
✔︎ Completed examples of orders
✔︎ Step-by-step instructions
✔︎ Affidavit for de facto couples
✔︎ Includes superannuation splitting and more!
DOES NOT INCLUDE COURT FEES
August 2017, 3rd edition
About this kit
Working out fair and reasonable arrangements about property and children can be difficult for families during a divorce or separation. The Consent Orders kit will help you to understand important issues during this process like:
- When consent orders can and cannot be sought
- Whether a de facto relationship exists
- Whether you can apply for consent orders as a de facto - "gateway"requirements
- How to draft property and financial orders
- How to collect information about superannuation and draft splitting orders
- How to draft parenting orders - covers a range of children's issues
- Requirements for spousal maintenance
- Relevant parts of the Family Court Act 1997 - summary and complete copy
What's in the kit?
The Consent Orders kit includes everything that you need to apply for Consent Orders yourself, including:
Consent Orders Application kit - Easy to edit & complete - Word
Application for Consent Orders form, together with step-by-step instructions to complete and submit the application to the Family Law Court.
Minutes of Consent Orders template - Easy to edit & complete - Word
The court accepted template, together with wording for orders.
- Affidavit template (including wording for de facto couples)
- Affidavit Annexure
- Credit card payment authority form
- Application for exemption of fees form - general
- Application for exemption of fees form - financial hardship
- Superannuation kit
The updated edition includes checklists and worksheets to help you complete the included fill-in-the-blank agreement, and provides the current family laws of your state.
* This kit applies to residents of Western Australia only. Residents of other states and territories see Consent Orders Kit
How does it work?
- Download the kit;
- Save to your computer;
- Complete the forms and follow the instructions;
- Submit the forms to the Court 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 that relate to a couple's finances and property, children and ongoing 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 or would like to avoid litigation in Court. Consent orders are an affordable way of formalising arrangements between separated couples and an application can be made, without the help of a lawyer.
What are the circumstances where Consent Orders do not apply?
Consent Orders do not apply in relation to de facto relationships that do not meet the requirements. These requirements are explained in a simple form in the Consent orders guide included with this kit.
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. You may still be able to apply for Consent orders with leave of the Court. You should seek formal legal advice in these circumstances.
How do I apply for Consent Orders?
An Application for Consent orders includes a draft agreement that sets out the issues and terms agreed between the couple. This document is accompanied by the court application form.
How much does it cost?
The Consent Orders kit is $59. This includes all the templates and at July 2016). This is subject to change.
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