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Consent orders $799

We wrill write your consent orders for property settlement, ready for signing and filing with the court.

Filing in the court for you $299

Add in this option if you would like us to file the consent orders with the court on your behalf.

Parenting Plan $199

Add in this option if you would like to include a Parenting Plan.

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Super split $399

Add in this option to split your, or your ex’s, superannuation with the consent orders.

Property transfer $1,299-$1,499

Add in this option if you would like us to be your conveyancer and transfer a property with the consent orders:

QLD $1,299

NSW/VIC/SA/WA/ACT/TAS $1,499

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The key differences between Consent Orders and Binding Financial Agreements

Consent orders and binding financial agreements are both legal ways that separating or divorcing couples can formalise their property settlement.

There are significant differences between the two. Here are the key distinctions:

Nature and formality

Consent orders are an agreement reached between you and your ex-partner and then submitted to the Federal Circuit and Family Court or Family Court of Western Australia for approval.

Once approved, consent orders have the same legal effect as a court order granted by a judge at the end of a contested hearing.

Consent orders can cover various aspects of a separation including property division, spousal maintenance and child custody.

Binding financial agreements (also known as pre-nups, post-nups, financial agreements and BFAs) are private agreements made between couples without involving the court.

Like consent orders, BFAs are governed under the Family Law Act.

Unlike consent orders, BFAs are not filed with the court for approval and have no requirement to be fair and equitable.

However, to be considered binding and enforcable BFAs must meet certain legal requirements, including the requirement for each person to have received specific independent legal advice before entering into the agreement.

Legal protection and finality

Once consent orders are approved by the court, they are legally binding and enforceable. If either party fails to comply with the orders, the other party can seek enforcement through the court system. It is difficult to challenge consent orders.

Binding financial agreements are intended to provide certainty and finality to a couple’s financial arrangements. However, they are subject to a higher risk of challenge or being set aside compared to consent orders.

Flexibility and modification

Consent orders offer some flexibility in modifying the terms of the agreement. However, any modifications require the consent of both parties and court approval.

Changing the terms of a binding financial agreement can be more challenging than modifying consent orders, as both parties must agree to the changes and they must be documented with the same degree of formality and independent legal advice as the original agreement, which can involve significant legal costs.

Court involvement and cost

Consent orders involve an administrative court process. The documents are filed electronically and no-one goes to court.

Consent orders provide a streamlined process for couples who can reach an agreement without the expense of litigation.

Binding financial agreements do not require court involvement unless one party seeks to have the agreement set aside. However, drafting and obtaining independent legal advice for a binding financial agreement usually incurs higher legal costs than consent orders.

How we can help

Our consent orders for property settlement give you an affordable and accessible solution. Our family lawyers will assess your situation and prepare consent orders to address your specific needs.

Why choose us?

Australia’s cheapest Family Court Consent Orders.

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Fixed fees, low costs

Affordable and easy Family Court Consent Order drafting, filing and implementation, Australia-wide.

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Experienced

Australian lawyers with 10 years’ exclusive experience in family law.

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Legal protection

Our Family Court Consent Orders give you a legally binding, final and complete property settlement so you can move on with your life.

Why choose us?

Australia’s cheapest Family Court Consent Orders.

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Fixed fees, low costs

Affordable and easy Family Court Consent Order drafting, filing and implementation, Australia-wide.

N

Experienced

Australian lawyers with 10 years’ exclusive experience in family law.

N

Legal protection

Our Family Court Consent Orders give you a legally binding, final and complete property settlement so you can move on with your life.