Living Blog

Sporting activities are being cancelled, schools might close, grandparents may not be able to care for children and self-quarantine is recommended for sick children and their parents and perhaps soon for all of us.

What does this mean for parenting orders made before the pandemic?

Complying with Court Orders

Court orders should still be complied with during the pandemic if at all possible – meaning that children will still move between their parents’ homes if they can.

If quarantine or virus-related circumstances prevent you from complying with your Orders, get on the front foot immediately.

Mediation in Parenting Duties

Many disputing couples understand mediation in parenting matters is “compulsory” prior to either party filing a parenting application in the Court. Section 60I of the Family Law Act 1975 requires...