Parenting Order Application Deadline 2021

Reminder: End of Year School Holiday Period Application Deadline is this Friday, 11 November 2022

By Lauren Biniares, Lawyer at Watts McCray Sydney.

The Federal Circuit and Family Court (Family Law) Rules 2021 specify that applications for an interim parenting order relating to the school holiday period from December to January must be filed before 4pm on the second Friday in November of the application year.

This year, the deadline is 4pm Friday 11 November 2022. Interim applications filed after this date will be allocated the next available hearing date as usual, which means it may be heard after Christmas. However, in cases of urgency, the usual criteria for an urgent hearing apply.

Interim orders are temporary orders, which are put into place until final orders are made by the Court, and they are made based on the facts and circumstances of each individual matter.

If you are in the process of separation and have not come to an agreement concerning time with your child or children over the upcoming Summer school holiday period, and you wish to make an interim application, please get in touch with a member of Watts McCray urgently, and we can assist you.


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