Why get Consent Orders over a parenting plan

Why get Consent Orders over a parenting plan?

Why get Consent Orders over a parenting plan?



Clients quite often ask us why get Consent Orders over a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a written up agreement reached between two people usually following their having attended mediation through a family relationships centre.  Both parties sign the agreement which makes provision for the future care arrangements for a child or children of the relationship. A parenting plan is not however legally binding and cannot be enforced by a court. It is often the case that these documents are loosely drafted and would not be capable of enforcement, even if a court were to be giving one consideration.


A court Order in relation to parenting matters will often set out similar provisions to a parenting plan however the difference is that the court Orders are drafted in a way that enables them to be legally enforced by court if called upon to do so.  Also, because the court made the agreement reached into court Orders, they are legally binding and enforceable, whereas a parenting plan is not.


Many people attend upon a family relationships centre and have a parenting plan which reflects the future parenting arrangements for their children prepared for them.  They then take this to a family law solicitor who can draft the document in a way that the court will accept, and make Orders in accordance with.  There are many matters that are often appear in parenting plans that cannot form part of parenting Consent Orders however most good lawyers will be able to put the bulk of the material from a parenting plan into a Minute of Order for the court to consider.  If you have gone to the effort of attending a Family Relationships Centre and been able to reach an agreement with your former partner – often no small achievement – having court Orders made that reflect your agreement will give you both peace of mind for the future and cement what you have agreed to.



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 questions as to why you should Consent Orders over a parenting plan please 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.

Additional information can be found at The Family Court Website.