This active method of obtaining consent is much more preferred than the more passive method of allowing an opt-out method and considering that a person is registered, unless an opt-out measure is taken. A consent settlement is similar to a separation agreement, as it can resolve all issues related to the dissolution of the marriage. However, the parties sign it and it is then submitted to a judge and it becomes an enforceable court order by contempt. To obtain a consent referral, you must take legal action against the other person.. . .