What is a ‘Minute of Consent’?

What is a Minute of Consent ?

What is a ‘Minute of Consent’?


Clients quite often ask us what is a Minute of Consent ?

A minute of Consent is essentially a term used for a document that contains the proposed Consent Orders that you are asking the court to make on your behalf.  A minute of Consent can deal with either property settlement Consent Orders or parenting Orders and also Consent Orders for the payment of spousal maintenance.  The Family Court considers the Minute of Order that is signed by and submitted on behalf of the parties and if the document is in Order and all of the provisions are drafted in a way that is legally binding and capable of enforcement, then the court will make Consent Orders in accordance with the Minute of Order that has been filed.


A Minute of Order can be filed during the course of contested court proceedings if procedural Orders are sought by the parties or if there is a partial or full agreement reached between the parties, whether in relation to their property settlement or the future care arrangements for their child or children.


A Minute of Order is however used in all cases where Consent Orders are being sought by the parties in circumstances where there are no court proceedings on foot and the parties are asking the court to make the Orders without the necessity for either party to actually attend court.


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.

About Kate Austin Family Law

  • We provide a fixed fee agreement for Consent Orders
    • Property Settlements from $1980
    • Superannuation splitting Orders – add $275
  • Our service includes Drafting the application for Consent orders, drafting your Minute of Orders , changes as required, liaising with the Family Court.
  • We will NOT interfere or try to change your agreement.
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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. Yes, there are the experts in consent orders family law seekers have been looking for.

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 have any questions about A minute of Consent or you are seeking further information about A minute of Consent please look at the Family Court of Australia Website