A consent order is a written agreement that is approved by a court. Signing consent orders means you agree with the orders and will follow the terms stated in the document. When the consent order is made, it has the same effect as a court order made by a judicial officer after a court hearing.
Consent orders about property and financial orders may deal with:
- transfer or sale of property,
- splitting of superannuation,
- Child maintenance and spousal maintenance.
You and your former partner can apply for consent orders to be made in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia without going to court.
If proceedings have been commenced in Court, and you subsequently reach an agreement, you can ask the Court to make orders by consent.