What is the difference between a consent order and a divorce?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Este v Esteghamat-Ardakani, 2017 BCSC 878 (CanLII):

The plaintiff submitted that a consent order is contractual in nature and should be distinguished from other orders, such as a divorce order: Thien v. Thien, 2000 BCSC 827 at para. 18. As I understand the argument, the contractual nature of a consent order supports the argument that there was no adjudication on the merits.

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