Application for Consent Orders
This a mandatory form.*
If you have reached agreement and you want to formalise that agreement and make it binding, you can apply to the Court for Consent Orders. You use this form to obtain consent orders about:
- the care, welfare and development of your children (known as parenting orders);
- the division of property or maintenance for a spouse/de facto spouse or former spouse/de facto spouse (known as spouse maintenance).
The form can also be used if you are applying for consent orders which vary or discharge existing Family Court orders.
Consent orders have the same legal effect as an order made after a Court hearing.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Each party to an application for parenting orders by consent, or his or her lawyer, must also complete an Annexure to Draft Consent Parenting Order.
The Annexures should be filed with the Court at the same time as the Application for Consent Orders.
Are you having trouble understanding legal words used in this form?
You can find more information about legal words used in this form in the following locations:
Legal words used in court (Family Law Courts brochure)
LawTermFinder - online help with legal terms
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