Quite often clients ask us what are the disadvantages of signing Consent Orders? In our experience, there is usually no disadvantage with obtaining Consent Orders. Whilst it is the case that they cost money to prepare and require the services of a solicitor, most parties find that the financial advantages and peace of mind associated with obtaining Consent Orders far outweighs any downside.
It is the case however that Consent Orders relating to spousal maintenance can, in some circumstances, be varied by the court notwithstanding that they might form part of your Consent Orders. There are very specific criteria that the court must be satisfied of in relation to spousal maintenance applications and it is therefore not all that easy to have Consent Orders pertaining to spousal maintenance overturned however it can be done. If spousal maintenance is a significant issue for one or both parties then it may be the case that a binding financial agreement is a better option than Consent Orders, as this will more likely result in both parties being precluded from bringing an application for spousal maintenance against the other party in the future through the Family Court. However broadly speaking, there are very few disadvantages to having Consent Orders in place.
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 Consent Orders 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. If you would like further information around disadvantages of signing Consent Orders 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.
Further information around disadvantages of signing Consent Orders can be found at the Family Court Website