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WA Possible to File Consent Orders Without Form 11?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by gingameggs, 29 October 2015.

  1. gingameggs

    gingameggs Member

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    My ex has signed the consent orders for parenting matters that we have discussed and agreed to, but will not sign the accompanying Form 11 so that I can file with the Family Court of WA. Is it possible for me to file the consent orders without the accompanying Form 11?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Therese

    Therese Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gingameggs,

    It is my understanding that Form 11 is required for the court to make the orders of your agreement.

    However you may wish to contact the Family Court to clarify if it is a necessity. See Contact Us.
     
  3. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    Why won't they sign the form?

    Look, if they have signed the consent orders, I reckon that makes it a parenting plan. While not legally enforceable it is something. You could look at just letting it go and as long as the other parent continues to follow the agreement, then no problem.

    If in a few months the ex wants to change the parenting plan, you can put the onus back on them to apply to court but, at least, you'll have some history of a particular pattern of care being followed...

    You can't make them sign the form - after all, it is by consent - If someone doesn't wanna sign then they're not consenting for the parenting plan to be made into orders and no you can't submit them with only one signature.
     

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