If the other parent breaches an order affecting your children, you can:
- use mediation to resolve the problem or
- apply to the Court that the other party has contravened the parenting order.
The Court takes breaches of its orders very seriously. The breaching parent can:
- be referred to a parenting program;
- fined; or
- made to provide “catch up” time.
The breaching parent may show a reasonable excuse. For example, a very sick child may be considered a legitimate reason.
If the orders breached are no longer workable, the Court may order that both parents attend a parenting program, or adjourn the case to consider varying the orders.