Clients often ask How long do Consent Orders take? As a general rule of thumb it takes approximately 28 days from the date that you file your documents with the Family Court until Orders are issued by the court.
The 28 day estimate is really only a guide and sometimes Orders can be made much quicker than this and sometimes they can take much longer to process. The time of year can make a difference, as some times are busier than others and the State in which you file can also make a difference in terms of your documents being processed. In some circumstances you can apply to the Family Court and ask for your documentation to be addressed urgently but the circumstances in which the Family Court will deal with matters urgently are very limited.
Typically it is the reaching of the agreement and the negotiation of its terms that takes the most time when it comes to getting your Consent Orders. Once you have reached your agreement the difficult part is done and it should not take much longer for your documents to be properly drafted and for your matter to be finalized.
In some instances if there are any problems associated with the documents that you have filed then the matter will be requisitioned and you will be asked to address the court’s concerns. Once you have addressed those concerns and filed any amended documentation as required the Family Court will usually reconsider the matter after a further 28 day period.
Who Can You Talk To About Consent Orders?
If you need someone to talk to about a Consent Order specifically or have general questions about consent orders, Kate Austin Family Law can help. We are dedicated to Fixed fee Family Law matters in NSW and Queensland. When it comes to consent orders Family Court can be a complicated place, and it pays to have somebody like Kate Austin Family Law on your side.
When it comes to consent orders family law professionals at Kate Austin have got you covered. They offer fixed price the consent orders to ensure you aren’t caught out by high, unexpected fees. Get on online instant Quote here. There’s no reason to put off getting the process started for your consent order with the Kate Austin team. They can help you get consent orders Family Court are likely to approve.
So, get in touch with Kate Austin Family Law today and you can feel confident that you are getting the information on consent orders you’ve been looking for. If you require additional information we suggest you contact the Family Courts website