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Family court consent ordersHow do I apply for a Family Court Consent Order?

Once an agreement has been reached by both parties about parenting, properties and finances, they need to formalise in the form of a binding agreement. At which point, you can apply to the Family Court of Australia for consent orders. Here we outline information in relation to parenting, financial and property matters that you may face when applying for consent orders. The most important consideration when making parenting orders in the eyes of the court is simply what is in the best interests of a child. Before they can make a consent order, the court has to be satisfied that the agreement is just and equitable as well as being in the best interests of the children. If you need legal advice regarding applying for consent orders, contact our friendly and understanding team today to make sure you get the outcome you need to move on with your life. 

What is a Parenting Agreement?

A parenting agreement outlines parenting arrangements for children. As it is it decided upon by both parents, you do not need to attend court to make it or to even make changes to it. But for that reason, it's not legally enforceable. In the event a parenting order or a consent order that was made by the court needs to be changed, you may be able to use your parenting agreement to make the changes, if you and your former partner agree. 

What is a Property Order?

Property orders are a set of orders from a court regarding the division of property. They may include orders for payment to a spouse or de-facto partner. The court can make a property order based on a consent orders or after a court hearing or trial.