Is it necessary for the parties to obtain independent legal advice for Consent Orders?

Is it necessary for the parties to obtain independent legal advice for Consent Orders?

Is it necessary for the parties to obtain independent legal advice for Consent Orders?

 

Is it necessary for the parties to obtain independent legal advice for Consent Orders?

Getting legal advice before signing off on Consent Orders is always a wise idea, but it is not mandatory. Many people are in a position where they have reached an agreement with a former spouse that they are happy with, but they do not want to know what would happen if the matter went to court. Using a solicitor can result in the matter becoming protracted in some cases because lawyers always ensure that all bases are covered many people, the fact that they have reached an agreement is fairly simple, and they simply wish to move forward without the delays that can sometimes occur when both parties retain legal representation. Some people have struggled for a long time with the other person just to reach an agreement, and they don’t want a lawyer to interfere. This happens all too often.

 

In order to ensure both parties have the benefit of legal advice, some people get independent legal advice before meeting with their former partners about a property settlement or parenting Consent Orders. Thus, once the proposed Consent Orders are drafted, they do not seek advice on them, since they are confident that they have all the information they need to make an informed decision.

 

A consent order is different from a binding financial agreement in that, while both documents finalize a property settlement between separating parties, neither is required to seek independent legal advice before signing off on a binding financial agreement.

 

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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.