Property, parenting and spousal maintenance issues can be resolved on a final basis by the parties forming an agreement, and then having this agreement recorded in a consent order.

A consent order can be made at any time during the conduct of a proceeding before a court, or prior to proceedings being commenced.

Once a consent order is made the parties are bound by the terms of the order.

The advantage of a consent order is it gives the agreement the force of being an order of the court while still allowing the parties to craft the outcome best for them.

One of the most inexpensive methods or resolving a family law dispute is for each of the parties to obtain independent family law advice, reach an agreement and then have their family law solicitors prepare the consent order.

Hooper Family Lawyers can provide you with an estimate of costs to draft your consent order application, or discuss with you fixed fee arrangements in appropriate circumstances.