By Samantha Henderson

18 October 2019

Are you seeking an Order to send your child to a different school in the New Year? The time to act is now!

The Court filing deadline for parenting applications is upon us. It’s hard to believe, but the end of 2019 is almost upon us. With schools now being in their final term of the year and the Christmas/summer holiday period rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your children’s parenting arrangements for the summer break and New Year.

If you need the Court’s assistance, for example, to enrol your child in a new school in 2020, or any other parenting Order for the school holidays, these applications must be filed with the Court before 4.00pm on Friday 8 November 2019. It is important to diarise this deadline!

With the exception of urgent applications, any parenting application filed after 4.00pm on Friday 8 November 2019 will be allocated a Court hearing date without priority. This means that late parenting applications will likely not be heard by the Court until the New Year, which, of course, will be too late if the Orders relate to the 2019 summer holidays or a change of school for 2020.

The takeaway message…it’s time to be proactively thinking about the year ahead and implementing any required action now. If you wish to have a parenting matter resolved this year, please contact a member of our Family Law team as soon as possible and we will work with you to try and resolve your pressing parenting issues and, if necessary, bring any parenting applications before the Court in a timely manner and before the deadline of 4.00pm on Friday 8 November 2019.

Any questions or further information please contact a member of our Family Law Team.

 

Disclaimer
The material contained in this publication is meant to be informational only and is not to be construed as legal advice. Tisher Liner FC Law will not be held liable or responsible for any claim, which is made as a result of any person relying upon the information contained in this publication.

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