The basics of parenting orders
Parenting orders are a set of orders made by the courts about the parenting and care of a child or children after the separation or divorce of the parents.
The orders themselves are not ‘subjective’ and need to be followed, as they are legally enforceable. As a parent, you must do everything you can to have your children follow the orders to ensure all requirements are met as per the law.
What are the options for me?
By speaking with expert family law lawyers, you may be able to reach an agreement without going to court. This will be more emotionally, financially and physically beneficial to the you and our children.
Should a breach of the parenting orders occur, and you can’t come to an agreement outside of court, these are findings that the courts may determine:
- The alleged contravention was not established
- The contravention was established by with reasonable excuse
- There was a less serious contravention without reasonable excuse
- There was a more serious contravention without reasonable excuse
Based on what the court determines, there are a range of remedies that a court can impose on you if you contravene the order.
What happens if I don’t follow the parenting order?
There is a wide of options that the court can impose if parenting orders are breached.
These can include:
- varying the initial order
- requiring you to pay a fine, bond or compensation
To avoid further legal issues, following the orders exactly is the only way around this.
What if I don’t understand my Parenting Orders?
The key to any parenting order is to have lawyers by your side advising, counselling and representing you. This ensure all your rights, obligations and responsibilities are met and the best outcomes are achieved in your favour.