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Harris, Law Specialist
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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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My draft consent order has been submitted to court and is

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My draft consent order has been submitted to court and is awaiting approval prior to the Decree Absolute being granted. Today my wife has told me she may lose her job andwants to halt everything.

Hi, thank you for your question. As the consent order has been submitted to court and agreement reached between you, it is for the court to decide whether it is a fair settlement and despite her change in circumstances if the arrangements are fair and the court approve the consent order then the settlement will be binding.

However, if the change of circumstances was entirely unexpected and undermines the court order then she may have grounds to make what is called a Barder application to have the agreement reconsidered. I note that you have stated that she may lose her job which would unlikely be grounds to apply to have the settlement reconsidered.

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