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CONTREVENTION OF PARENTING OR PROPERTY ORDERS

What is Contravention of Orders?

Have you or the other party contravened an existing court order relating to property or parenting matters?

The person in contravention, must have:

  • Failed to comply with court’s order intentionally; or

  • Made no reasonable efforts to comply with the court’s order.

 

However, in some cases, a party accused of contravention of a court order may be excused for having a genuine reason for non-compliance. This includes:

  1. The party contravened the court order because they did not understand the obligations imposed by the order.

  2. The court found the respondent to have a genuine excuse for contravention.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer for Contravention of a Court Order?

So whether you are a respondent to a contravention case or a applicant, you will need legal assistance to establish whether there is a valid excuse for contravening or not. Our lawyers have years of experience in contravention in parenting and property orders cases.

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