When separated couples reach an agreement about dividing property they can apply to the Family Court of Australia for Consent Orders to formalise their property settlement. You do not actually have to go to Court to make an application for Consent Orders.
When the Court makes Consent Orders for property settlement, the settlement becomes legally binding, providing a safe and effective way for couples to finalise financial matters at the end of a relationship.
Consent Orders have the same legal effect as orders made at Court during a hearing. To apply, you will need to submit a completed Application for Consent Orders document together with a fully drafted Property Settlement Consent Minutes of Order document (the proposed orders requested by the parties).