We are often asked about whether the Court will contact a couple after the Orders have been made to check if everyone has complied with what the Orders say must be done.
The short answer is no, the Court won’t contact you to check that you’ve made the payment to your partner, that the house has been transferred or that you’ve closed the joint bank accounts (for example).
Once the Financial Consent Orders have been made, there will be no phone call from the Court to follow up with you to make sure that you’ve both followed and complied with your obligations under the Orders.
Generally, couples will only hear from the Court following the making of the Consent Orders if one person lodges an application with the Court if a problem about the Orders arises. That person might lodge such an application to enforce the Consent Orders or ask the Court to make a decision about the interpretation or implementation of the Orders where they have been unable to reach an agreement with the other person.
When we prepare Consent Orders, we do so knowing that you and your partner might later agree to something that is a little bit different to what the Orders say and with some general default provisions about what is to happen if someone doesn’t comply with their obligations. Including such provisions can save you time, money and stress later on down the track.
For professional, quality legal advice and services, get in contact with one of our Separate Together lawyers today. We’ll work with you to finalise your separation in a way that is Simple, Fast and Affordable.