Navigate The Consent Order Process With Confidence

Did you know that your ex-spouse or de facto partner can claim a portion of your inheritance, lottery winnings, year-end bonuses or even a newly purchased house with a new partner?

Court approved Consent Orders will protect your assets and interests and is a practical, cost-effective way to formalise important decisions, like who your children will live with and what happens to your property.

We want you to feel confident that your family and interests are adequately protected. Whether you need an order for your children or property, your family’s unique situation will determine which Consent Order is best for you.

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Why Choose Nolan Lawyers to Handle Your Consent Order Application?

An amicable resolution is always preferable to litigation, and our family lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to ensure your Consent Orders are approved by the Court and enforceable and that your matter is effectively resolved.

We encourage you to meet with a few family and separation lawyers in Sydney so that you can be confident that Nolan Lawyers is unlike any other.

Just some of the reasons why we’re a great choice to manage your Application for Consent Orders.

Focus On The Best Outcome

We focus on securing the best outcome possible for both parties through professional legal representation and will always try to avoid going to court.

Frequent & Consistent Communication

We’re always available to answer any questions and we provide frequent, consistent communication on your case’s progress.

Pragmatic Advice & Straight Answers

Our team offers pragmatic advice and straightforward answers, so you know exactly where you stand and what your options are.

A Customised Strategy

Since no two divorce cases are the same, you’ll get a detailed, customised plan based on your specific situation, so that you know what to expect throughout the process.


You will have focused attention from a compassionate team that genuinely cares about you and your wellbeing.

Professional Representation

We provide professional representation that is focused on securing the best outcome possible.

What To Consider When Choosing A Family Lawyer To Handle Your Application for Consent Orders


It’s important that you find a family lawyer who has experience handling consent order applications with compassion and empathy. We will take the time to understand your unique situation so that we can provide you with guidance and support throughout the entire process.

Negotiation Skills

If you can’t reach a mutual agreement with your ex-partner, you will want a skilled negotiator on your side who can advise you on your rights and explain how the law applies to your case. We have successfully negotiated hundreds of cases and are experts at reaching a fair outcome for both parties.

Litigation Experience

If you are unable to reach an agreement, the matter will head to court. This can be expensive, time-consuming, and highly stressful. At Nolan Lawyers, we avoid court as far as possible, but we will guide you through the process with empathy and compassion if there is no other choice.

Consent Order Submission Experience

You must follow a legal procedure when making an application for Consent Orders. Incorrectly drafted orders could delay the process and affect the outcome. Nolan Lawyers can help prepare your Consent Orders and submit it to the Family Court of Australia on your behalf.

What To Expect From The Application for Consent Orders Process

Consent Orders cover some of the most significant decisions of your life.

You can do it yourself, but there’s a risk that you’ll sign something that you don’t fully understand or that you won’t fully exercise your legal rights and entitlements.

There’s a more significant risk if your financial affairs are complex and involve a business, trust, properties, and superannuation funds. Whether you want to do it yourself or go through a lawyer, here’s what you can expect from the Consent Order application process:

  • Negotiation
    You can handle the negotiations yourselves, through a mediator or through your respective lawyers, but legal assistance is highly recommended.
  • Submission
    Once you’ve come to an agreement with your ex-partner, either you or your lawyer will draft and submit your Consent Order application to the Registrar of the Family Court of Australia.
  • Assessment
    It takes between 4 and 10 weeks to process Consent Order applications. Urgent processing applies in limited circumstances.
  • Decision
    If the Registrar approves your application, it becomes an Order, and you and your ex-partner will each receive stamped, sealed copies. If the Registrar declines your application, you will need to amend and resubmit it. 

There are two main types of Consent Orders:

  • Parenting orders
    Cover arrangements such as who your children live with, the times they may spend with the other parent, and who will have parental responsibility for day-to-day care and long-term decisions about your child’s care, welfare and development, religion, education, and sport.
  • Property orders
    Cover how your property, superannuation, financial resources, vehicles, shares, and liabilities should be shared between you and what each of you will retain.

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Free 30-Minute Consent Order Consultation

We want to help you through this uncertain time. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation where we provide you with expert advice relating to your specific consent order situation. After attending the session you will walk away with:

  • Answers to all of your questions about the consent order process, specific to your situation.
  • A clear plan around timelines, processes, and costs.
  • The confidence and knowledge that you are ready to tackle what can be a difficult and emotional time.

We genuinely want you to feel safe and supported throughout the process and can’t wait to hear from you.