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QLD Contravention of Family Court Orders - Mediation Needed?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by karrion1975, 22 March 2016.

  1. karrion1975

    karrion1975 Member

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    Hi, guys.

    My partner has contravened family court orders relating to informing me of health practitioners that the children are seeing. After much snooping and many phone calls, I have found the information out. However, I would like to contravene the other parent on this because they seem to think the Orders are something to be taken lightly.

    I have the appropriate form, however, everywhere I read always leads me back to thinking a medication certificate is necessary. I know that there are exceptions to the requirement of such a certificate, but the Family Law Act is a bit confusing and I'm unsure whether it is necessary or not. I

    'm thinking perhaps just lodge the Contravention Application and the worse the Courts can do is tell me to go to mediation.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    Waste of time and money filing a contravention over this. The only reason I would ever tell someone to file for a contravention order is for withholding a child against very clear orders.
     
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  3. karrion1975

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    I'm finding it very difficult to obtain free legal advice in the small town that I'm in. One question is all I want to ask, but that equals big money to speak to a lawyer unfortunately.
     
  4. AllForHer

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    Well, yes, you do have to attempt mediation to try and settle the dispute without court intervention. Actually going to court is a waste of time and money though. The court might order you both to attend a post separation parenting course, or at worst, impose a bond on the other party. A lot of emotional stress for not much outcome, in my view.
     
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    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, waste of time. Waste of time doing mediation too. You gotta learn to pick your battles and just being right doesn't mean it is a battle worth having. Being right and being able to get a good result is a battle worth having. This ain't one of them.
     
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