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The Court will not automatically make the Consent Orders you have agreed on.
For property settlement and/or spousal maintenance issues, the Court will make the Consent Orders if they consider them to be “just and equitable” which is a legal term similar to fair and reasonable.
For parenting arrangements the Court will make the Consent Orders if they consider them to be proper and appropriate arrangements for the Child and in the Child’s best interests.
If the Court has any concerns about the Orders being sought they will usually firstly issue a Notice to the parties requiring the parties to address those concerns for the Court’s further consideration.
Michelle Beatty, Senior Lawyer
Other Questions answered in the Consent Orders Section
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