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Frequently Asked Questions

Legal Aspirations provides Family Court property settlement templates and customised Minutes for individuals who have recently separated.

We understand that going through a divorce or separation can be a stressful and confusing process. We aim to make the process easier and more affordable for Australians by offering a convenient and reliable platform to prepare the financial agreement yourself.

What is an Application for Consent Orders?

A Family Court application for consent orders is a legal process that allows parties to formalise agreements about parenting and/or financial arrangements following a divorce or separation.

The process is not litigious. It is a paper-based application that does not usually require any court attendance. The terms application for consent orders and consent order application are used interchangeably. They mean the same thing.

The application for consent orders is lodged with the Family Court together with the Minute of Consent Orders (“Minute”). The Minute records the agreement and is a necessary part of the application. The application is then lodged at the Family Court and reviewed by the court. If the court considers that the agreement is just and equitable, the Minute will be approved by the court and it becomes a binding court order.

What is a Minute of Consent Orders?

The Minute is a document that records the agreement between two parties regarding their family law matter. The agreement is reached through negotiation, mediation or other forms of alternate dispute resolution.

The Minute forms part of the application for consent orders. The Minute becomes legally binding on the parties once pronounced by the court. This means that each party must adhere to the terms of the Minute or risk being in breach of court orders. Once the Minute is pronounced, it becomes a binding and enforceable court order.
It is therefore highly recommended that parties obtain legal advice prior to seeking consent orders to ensure that all necessary considerations are considered before your Minute is converted into binding court orders.

How long does the process take?

Template consent orders and example consent orders can be purchased from our Cart. The consent order templates are immediately sent to your email address upon purchase.

Once your application for consent orders is submitted with the Family Court, the court will usually take about 4-5 weeks to process your application for consent orders.

What types of Family Court documents do you offer?

We offer a full range of property settlement templates for consent orders. Our consent order templates are catered for people who have reached agreement about how to separate their assets.

I have questions and need assistance. What should I do?

We are happy to help you along the way with your application for consent orders for the Family Court. Contact us via email if you have any questions. We will aim to respond to you within 24 hours to 48 hours.

We will try our best to answer your queries however we cannot provide you with legal advice.

Are your services suitable throughout the country?

Yes. Our template consent orders and consent order examples were prepared by Australian lawyers specialising in family law. Our consent order templates can be used nationwide.

Can I request changes to the Minute of Consent Orders once I've made a purchase?

At this point in time, our system does not allow any edits to be made to your Minute of Consent Orders after purchase. This is something that we are currently working towards and we welcome any feedback so that we can continue to improve our system and better serve the community.

What happens if the Family Court rejects my Application for Consent Orders?

It is not common for the Family Court to outright reject documents. If the Family Court is not provided with sufficient information to process your application for consent orders, the court may requisition your consent order application for more information.

If this happens to you, please email us and we will be happy to assist. We will try our best to answer your queries however we cannot provide you with legal advice.

Is my information kept confidential?

Yes. We understand the sensitive nature of family law cases and your information is always kept confidential.

Do you provide legal advice or representation?

While we strive to provide helpful and informative guidance for people wanting to complete an application for consent orders, it is important to note that we do not provide legal advice or representation.

Our team is here to assist you in navigating the procedures relating to filing an application for consent orders in the Family Court.

Obtaining legal advice is always a good idea and is our formal recommendation for any specific legal needs or concerns.

I am not yet divorced. Do I have to be divorced before I sort out my financial separation?

You do not need to be divorced before you complete and file an application for consent orders at the Family Court.

Couples separating from a marriage cannot apply for divorce in Australia unless they have been separated for a period of at least 12 months. The Family Court does not require you to wait at least one year to sort out your financial separation following a break-up.

It is common for separated couples to apply for property settlement orders before they apply for divorce. An application for consent orders is something you can do before you get divorced.

My ex and I have children. Do we have to sort out parenting arrangements before our financial separation?

You do not need to finalise any parenting arrangements or parenting orders before you complete and file an application for consent orders relating to a financial settlement in the Family Court.

What is an Application for Consent Orders?

A Family Court application for consent orders is a legal process that allows parties to formalise agreements about parenting and/or financial arrangements following a divorce or separation.

The process is not litigious. It is a paper-based application that does not usually require any court attendance. The terms application for consent orders and consent order application are used interchangeably. They mean the same thing.

The application for consent orders is lodged with the Family Court together with the Minute of Consent Orders (“Minute”). The Minute records the agreement and is a necessary part of the application. The application is then lodged at the Family Court and reviewed by the court. If the court considers that the agreement is just and equitable, the Minute will be approved by the court and it becomes a binding court order.

What is a Minute of Consent Orders?

The Minute is a document that records the agreement between two parties regarding their family law matter. The agreement is reached through negotiation, mediation or other forms of alternate dispute resolution.

The Minute forms part of the application for consent orders. The Minute becomes legally binding on the parties once pronounced by the court. This means that each party must adhere to the terms of the Minute or risk being in breach of court orders. Once the Minute is pronounced, it becomes a binding and enforceable court order.
It is therefore highly recommended that parties obtain legal advice prior to seeking consent orders to ensure that all necessary considerations are considered before your Minute is converted into binding court orders.

How long does the process take?

Template consent orders and example consent orders can be purchased from our Cart. The consent order templates are immediately sent to your email address upon purchase.

Once your application for consent orders is submitted with the Family Court, the court will usually take about 4-5 weeks to process your application for consent orders.

What types of Family Court documents do you offer?

We offer a full range of property settlement templates for consent orders. Our consent order templates are catered for people who have reached agreement about how to separate their assets.

I have questions and need assistance. What should I do?

We are happy to help you along the way with your application for consent orders for the Family Court. Contact us via email if you have any questions. We will aim to respond to you within 24 hours to 48 hours.

We will try our best to answer your queries however we cannot provide you with legal advice.

Are your services suitable throughout the country?

Yes. Our template consent orders and consent order examples were prepared by Australian lawyers specialising in family law. Our consent order templates can be used nationwide.

Can I request changes to the Minute of Consent Orders once I've made a purchase?

At this point in time, our system does not allow any edits to be made to your Minute of Consent Orders after purchase. This is something that we are currently working towards and we welcome any feedback so that we can continue to improve our system and better serve the community.

What happens if the Family Court rejects my Application for Consent Orders?

It is not common for the Family Court to outright reject documents. If the Family Court is not provided with sufficient information to process your application for consent orders, the court may requisition your consent order application for more information.

If this happens to you, please email us and we will be happy to assist. We will try our best to answer your queries however we cannot provide you with legal advice.

Is my information kept confidential?

Yes. We understand the sensitive nature of family law cases and your information is always kept confidential.

Do you provide legal advice or representation?

While we strive to provide helpful and informative guidance for people wanting to complete an application for consent orders, it is important to note that we do not provide legal advice or representation.

Our team is here to assist you in navigating the procedures relating to filing an application for consent orders in the Family Court.

Obtaining legal advice is always a good idea and is our formal recommendation for any specific legal needs or concerns.

I am not yet divorced. Do I have to be divorced before I sort out my financial separation?

You do not need to be divorced before you complete and file an application for consent orders at the Family Court.

Couples separating from a marriage cannot apply for divorce in Australia unless they have been separated for a period of at least 12 months. The Family Court does not require you to wait at least one year to sort out your financial separation following a break-up.

It is common for separated couples to apply for property settlement orders before they apply for divorce. An application for consent orders is something you can do before you get divorced.

My ex and I have children. Do we have to sort out parenting arrangements before our financial separation?

You do not need to finalise any parenting arrangements or parenting orders before you complete and file an application for consent orders relating to a financial settlement in the Family Court.

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