Once Final Orders are made in the Court regarding parenting matters, the Orders are presumed to remain in place until the children involved are eighteen years old. However, of course, the needs of children change over time, as do the needs and circumstances of parents and other family members.
As such, there will be times when a parent would like to have the Final parenting Orders varied to suit the changing circumstances. This is possible in the family law system in Australia – and Orders can easily be varied by consent if both parents are in agreement.
However if the parents are not in agreement, the parent wanting to vary the Orders may have the option to apply to the Court for a variation of the Orders – if that parent can show to the Court, with evidence, that a significant change of circumstances has taken place that warrants the variation of the Orders.
So if you are parent with Final parenting Orders in place, but you believe it would be in the child or children’s best interests to vary the Final Orders, contact Sanicki Lawyers today for advice and representation about varying Parenting Orders by consent if possible, but otherwise by Court application if a significant change in circumstances can be shown.
You can contact Stephanie Hope, Senior Associate Family Lawyer and Head of Family Law at Sanicki Lawyers – on 03 9510 9888 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org