I know the advice is always to get a solicitor to draft a Consent Order, and I get the reasons for that.
However, in my divorce, things are amicable and my wife and I are not claiming anything off each other, as each of us feels we have enough share of the assets already in our sole names, with a reasonable salary and pension each. If there was ever a case for a DIY Consent Order, ours must be it.
Do judges reject Consent Orders if they don't see a solicitor's name on Form A and realize that the consent order is DIY?
I'm thinking that even if we go to a solicitor, he's unlikely to start with a blank sheet of paper - he's bound to get a previous Consent Order he did for some other client and make a few edits to it, so we'll get an order created from a template one way or another.
The short answer to your question is no. A Consent Order is a legally binding document that can be enforced by County Court or Magistrates Court, even High Court, for this and many other reasons a consent order must be written by a qualified solicitor. Some couples will write their own agreement and even have it witnessed thinking it will be fine, actually it isn't worth the paper its written on, it is not binding or enforceable in anyway. These documents are often very technical and include many factors most people not legally qualified would not think of, even if they did wording is very important, as with any legal document.
In 13 or so years of being involved with Wikivorce, and advising people on family law, I know of one single occasion where a "diy" Consent Order was approved by a Judge - the litigant just happened to be a family law barrister... I've lost count of the number of times people have tried to submit a "diy" consent order and for it to be rejected outright by the Judge.
The link you mentioned to Consent Orders on here - those are examples of consent orders,a dn not templates - and shouldn't be used as templates. I would also advise to steer clear of any consent order templates as these have not been written specifically for your requirements.
A Consent Order is a legally binding court order that is enforceable - it is important to ensure that the wording in it is correct and has been written by someone who understands the law, and knows what they are doing.
Order 2.1 is the standard financial order and every lawyer I know prints off the relevant pages and annotates the printed version to create a bespoke version for their client.
Order 2.1 is 41 pages long and you need to know what you are doing to create an order. A family lawyer has to expertise to do this and that's what you pay for in the same way as you would pay an architect to create a technical drawing.