For the purposes of FA and the Social Security Act 1991, the Family Law Court issues parenting orders. There are 5 types of parenting orders including:
It is possible for a parent to have only one, or possibly all 5, parenting orders applied to them. The content of a parenting order will vary from case to case and must be read carefully to identify the relevant information. A parenting order differs from a registered parenting plan in that it may also include other adults, in addition to a child's parents, as having responsibility or care of the child.
Act reference: Family Law Act 1975 refer to section 4(1) Interpretation and section 64B Meaning of parenting order and related terms
Last reviewed: 6 April 2009