How long does it take to process Consent Orders?
While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to timelines, we generally suggest that it takes approximately 28 days from the date that your documents are lodged to the Family Court until the Consent Orders are made and made available. Today, court orders are typically available online and can be downloaded with the court seal on them, allowing them to be forwarded to relevant organisations such as conveyancers who are handling property transfers, or schools that require family court orders to be registered with them.
You can make a request to the court when making your application for the matter to be dealt with urgently, however the circumstances in which the court will review your case on an urgent basis are very limited.
Depending on where you file your documents and the time of year you submit them, the timeframes vary quite a bit. Consent Orders can sometimes be made in two weeks, or at other times, they can take as long as eight weeks to be made.
In the event your matter is requisitioned and you are required to submit further information in order for it to be determined, which may happen, you will need to submit further or amended materials in response to the requisition. If this happens, the matter may be adjourned for 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.