If you and your ex-partner can't reach an agreement about the care of your children and mediation hasn't been successful, you can ask the Family Court for help.
If you want to apply to the Family Court, you usually need to have attended a Parenting Through Separation course within the last two years and Family Dispute Resolution mediation within the last 12 months.
The Family Court can make decisions about the care of your children if you've been unable to make them yourselves. You can:
The Family Court can make orders about supervised contact. This is when interactions between a parent and their child/ren take place under the supervision of an approved third party organisation, or in some cases, a relative.
You can also ask the court to change or cancel a Court Order if it's no longer working or you don't need it anymore.
If your ex-partner doesn’t follow the Court Order, you can apply to the Family Court to have it enforced:
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