How long do Consent Orders take to process in the family Court?
In general, it takes approximately 28 days from the date you file your documents with the Family Court until court orders are issued by the court.
The 28 day estimate is really only an estimate, and sometimes orders can be made much more quickly and sometimes they can take much longer to process. Some times of the year are busier than others, and the state in which you file can also affect the speed with which your documents are processed. The Family Court may be able to address your documentation urgently in certain circumstances, but the circumstances in which the Court will do so are very limited.
When it comes to Consent Orders, the most time is spent reaching an agreement and negotiating its terms. When you reach an agreement, the difficult part is over, and it shouldn’t take much longer for your documents to be properly drafted and for your matter to be resolved.
If there are any issues with the documents you have filed, the matter may be requisitioned and you will be asked to address the court’s concerns. If you have addressed those concerns and filed any amended documentation as required, the Family Court will usually reconsider the matter after another 28 days.
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This information is general in nature and cannot be interpreted as legal advice. Legal advice can only be provided by a qualified legal practitioner.