An order is a “consent order” when both parties have indicated by their signatures on the order that they agree to having it entered by the judge. If you did not actually place your signature on the order, then it was not a consent order. It may have been an order the attorney drafted based on the judge’s findings and ruling after a hearing or trial. Before taking any action on your suspicions, you should examine the order the judge entered and make sure you understand how it came to be entered.
Regarding the criminal charge, I suggest you take it very seriously, regardless of whether you think the paramour can prove it. Criminal trials can have much more drastic consequences even than civil ones, so I would recommend having an attorney represent you in the criminal matter.
Lara Stanford Davis
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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