Court Orders

There are two ways to get a court order. The first is by consent (Form 11), meaning both parties agree to have the order made. The second scenario, where parties don’t agree, goes to trial where a decision is made for them.


For financial separation

  • If you’re going through property settlement and you have a house that’s in both names and one of the parties wants to keep the property as part of their settlement, then in order to have the stamp duty waived, you must have a Court Order.
  • You’d like to ‘split’ superannuation
  • You want to protect yourself from your former partner incurring further debt.

For parenting

  • You’d like to legally enforce your right to have shared care of the children
  • You wish to prevent your ex partner taking the children and leaving the country
  • You’d like the law on your side when a parenting plan is not being followed, e.g. such as children not being returned or being returned later than scheduled


  1. Essential to ensure compliance with co-parenting agreements
  2. Protect you from incurring further liabilities from your ex partner
  3. Important for concreting a financial separation
  4. Final and enforceable by law

WHY WE'RE GOOD AT preparing Court Orders

Consent orders (i.e. Form 11) require an experienced Family Law practitioner to meet the “just and equitability” requirements of the Family Court. A Court Order may be made by a judge at trial, or by the consent of both parties . It is however a complicated process and requires preparation of documents subject to the approval of the Family Court.

We've been there..

With years of professional and personal experience in Family Law, we genuinely understand the importance of moving on with your life.

 No surprises..

We understand concerns about unexpectedly large legal bills and disclose legal costs upfront so that you can make informed decisions.

Stay in control..

We achieve the best outcomes for our clients by fighting from your corner with a conciliatory instead of adversarial approach to family law.

Mark ShawMark Shaw

I rang David to book a consultation, expecting to pay, but instead he took 30 minutes out of his schedule to provide some excellent advice - all for free!
Much appreciated

Tina parsonsTina parsons

Thankyou David for your excellent service and advice. While I was quite nervous with the process David's professionalism and care made me feel very comfortable and reassured. I have no hesitation in recommending Perth family law centres.