Once the court seals the consent orders, the terms are final. The court has the power to set aside the consent orders if there are valid reasons such as these:
- A party was forced to agree
- There was not full and frank disclosure of the parties’ financial positions
- There has been fraudulent behaviour
- It is impossible to give effect to the orders or
- There have been exceptional circumstances relating to one of the parties’ children that means the orders are no longer reasonable or workable.