Updated: Nov 10, 2019
Click below for the world's quickest run-down of the 3 most common types of Parenting Agreement, and why you might choose them:
Hi everyone, this is Shona from speaksweetly.com, and I'm here to answer all of your questions about mediation, co-parenting and conflict.
Today I'm going to be answering the question: "When do I need Court Orders?" So, swipe left, and you can hear the answer.
Okay, so you really only need a Court Order if you are unable to make an agreement about what needs to happen for your children, with your co-parent.
If you are able to make an agreement, then you might consider just signing and dating that agreement, and making it into a Parenting Plan, which would be legally significant if you ended up in a Court process later.
However, if you can make an agreement, but you're unsure whether it's going to be adhered to, or you're concerned about your co-parent taking your children interstate or overseas without your consent, then you might consider Consent Orders.
You can have a legally binding agreement without going through the court process and getting Court Orders from a judge.
So, there's a few options for you if you're considering whether Court Orders are necessary for you.
Thanks for listening, I hope that was helpful for you. Hey, let me know in the comments:
What do you wish that you had known about Court Orders before you went down that track?
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