Consent Minutes of Order

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Consent Minutes of Order are a formal way of recording an agreement reached between parties about the living arrangements for children. Parties may reach an agreement by private negotiation, through Family Dispute Resolution or with the assistance of a solicitor. Consent Minutes of Order is a detailed document that is sent to the Family Law Courts for filing. A Registrar of the Court will consider the Minutes and generally seals them with the Court stamp. They then have the effect of a binding Court Order.

Consent Minutes are particularly recommended if you have concerns that the other party will not comply with any informal agreement or Parenting Plan and if you want to avoid having to initiate Court proceedings.

If you have reached an agreement then The Online Family Lawyer can draw the necessary paperwork for you to have the agreement registered in Court as a Court order. We do however suggest that you get some legal advice before signing Consent Minutes of Order. If you have not received legal advice or have questions about your matter then why not contact The Family Law Project’s office or link in with The Online Family Lawyer for online information.

The filing and subsequent sealing of Consent Orders has the effect of a binding Court Order and it is therefore extremely important to get advice prior to signing the agreement.  

You should not be entering into Consent Orders if you are not happy with them or if you feel pressured to do so.


The Online Family Lawyer’s fees for the preparation of Consent Minutes of Order are as follows:
  • $1.200.00 + GST
  • A percentage of your fees will be donated to one of our partner charities.
The fee includes:
  • Liaising with you to take instructions
  • Preparation of Application for Consent Orders
  • Preparation of Consent Minutes of Order in the correct format
  • A detailed letter to you providing further information in relation to Consent Minutes of Order and filing of the same
  • A letter to you confirming the considerations that the Court must take into account when making orders about children
  • A letter to the other party enclosing the Consent Minutes of Order and Application for Consent Orders for execution
The fee does not include expenses such as the Family Law Court filing fee which is currently $80.00.

We do not accept any responsibility if the other party refuses to execute the necessary documentation or if the Family Law Court refuses to seal Consent Minutes of Order if they are not considered to be reasonable or equitable.


Please complete the form below so that we can start drafting your document, then click Submit to forward your responses to us.

Before your document can be prepared, payment of $1,320.00 (total incl. GST) is required via electronic transfer to the following trust account:

The Family Law Project Trust AC
BSB: 085 005
AC: 14 290 4259

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