I have been advised that once a divorce is final, you have 12 months to lodge consent orders with the courts to settle financial matters. I cannot find any information in regards to what happens if papers are not lodged within the 12 months? Can I still finalise property settlement after the 12 months, and what is the procedure? My ex is delaying proceedings, we have 10 weeks left to lodge within the 12 months. Can I proceed to lodge papers without him? How do I push forward with this?