How does a Consent Order work?

Quite of clients ask us How does a Consent Order work? In essence a Consent Order works in exactly the same way as any court Order. Provided that it is properly drafted it should be enforceable in the same way as any other court Order is otherwise enforceable.  So this means that if it is breached or somebody doesn’t comply with it then the non-defaulting party can list the matter before the court and ask for the Consent Order that has not been complied with to be enforced. There are penalties that can be imposed by a court for a failure to comply with court Orders. Quite often the court’s objective in family law matters is to see the Consent Orders complied with rather than imposing any penalty on the defaulting party.  Frequently, a non-complying party will be asked to participate in and complete a parenting course, which often results in the Consent Orders not being breached again in the future.


However the court does have a number of other powers that it can use that are more punitive in nature if Orders continue to be breached by one party.  Typically however court Orders are complied with by parties and particularly where they are made by Consent, the parties are generally quite happy to comply with them in circumstances where they arise out of an agreement reached between the parties.  Consent Orders do give both parties peace of mind, knowing that they are reliable and enforceable if necessary, but often just having them is enough and they don’t often require enforcing.  They also have the benefit of setting out clearly, and unambiguously what each party is required to do, minimising the opportunity for conflict to arise between the parties.



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 have any questions in relation to How does a Consent Order work in your situation 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.

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