|This year the deadline is 4PM on Friday 13 November 2020.|
The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia anticipate a ‘Christmas rush’ of application late in the year, many dealing with disputes relating to travel issues and Christmas holidays.
In anticipation of this rush, the Courts have implemented a deadline for those matters requiring a hearing prior to Christmas. Nationally, all such applications must be filed no later than 4PM on Friday 13 November 2020.
Those Applications filed urgently after this date will be assessed by a Registrar on a case-by-case basis and a listing date will be provided accordingly.
Initiating proceedings to the Family Courts for parenting (or property orders) should be a last resort. Here at Carter O’Neill Legal, we can discuss with you them any alternate methods to assist parents in reaching an agreement by way of consent orders or parenting plan.
If you are seeking parenting orders during the Christmas School Holiday period, and all other negotiations have failed, urgently speak to one of our Family Lawyers on (02) 4308 8892 to have your application filed before this deadline.
Call us on 02 9151 7339 or 02 4308 8892