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  • A Consent Order is a document approved and sealed by the Family Court to record a ‘settlement’ reached by spouses who have divorced or separated.
  • Consent orders have the same legal effect as an order made after a Family Court hearing.
  • The Family Court encourages couples in dispute to agree about the care arrangements for their children, the division of their property or spousal maintenance.
  • You can apply for consent orders to be made without having to go to court.