Consent Orders that set – out the arrangements for who children should live with and spend time with after a separation. The difference between Consent Orders and a Parenting Plan is mainly to do with the enforceability of the arrangements. Consent Orders can be subject to Contravention proceedings in the Family Courts that have more severe consequences for the parent that is not compliant with the orders.
Once an agreement is reached between the parties, something that we can assist you with, we will draft formal consent minute of orders for both parents to consider and sign. An application is then filed by us with the Family Courts requesting that the Court make the terms agreed in consent court orders.
It is important that the orders are drafted with sufficient clarity so that when the Judge reviews those orders they will be prepared to make those arrangements into court orders. Orders can deal with issues that go beyond live with and spend time arrangements and these can include some of the following types of orders: –
– Schooling arrangements; Change of the child’s name; Medical treatments; Extra-curricular activities; Holiday time; Passports / overseas travel; Relocation; Parental responsibility for short term and long term decisions in the life of children; Religious beliefs; and more.
As an Accredited Family Law Specialist, our Glenn Thexton has helped separated parents and third parties such a grand-parents of significant others come to arrangements that are in the best interests of the children. Call us by firstname.lastname@example.org on phone 1300 388 298 or Glenn’s direct mobile 0410 639 921 to discuss your enquiries regarding consent orders for child arrangements.