If you are a parent going through a separation or divorce, you may be wondering about parenting orders. What is a parenting order? How do you get one? And what happens if there is no parenting order in place? In this blog post, we will answer all of these questions and more! We will provide an overview of parenting orders and discuss the process for obtaining one in your state. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.
What is a Parenting Order?
A parenting order is a court order that sets out the arrangements for the care of your children. This includes things like who the children will live with, how much time they will spend with each parent, and what decisions need to be made about their welfare. Parenting orders can also cover other matters such as communication between parents, relocation of either parent and financial support for the children.
How Do You Get a Parenting Order?
The process for obtaining a parenting order will vary depending on your state, but there are some general steps that you can expect to follow. First, you will need to apply to the court. This application will include information about yourself, your children and your proposed parenting arrangements. Once the application has been filed, the other parent will be served with the paperwork and allowed to respond. If they agree to the proposed arrangements, the matter can be finalised without going to court. However, if there is disagreement about the arrangements, a court hearing will be required.
What Happens if There is No Parenting Order in Place?
If you do not have a parenting order in place, the other parent has no legal obligation to follow any proposed arrangements. This can often lead to conflict and disagreements about the care of your children. It is therefore very important to ensure that you have a valid and enforceable parenting order in place.
How do I know if my parenting order is valid and enforceable?
It is very important to make sure that your parenting order is valid and enforceable. You can do this by ensuring that the order is made by a court, that it is signed by both parties, and that it is dated. If you have any questions about your parenting order, we recommend seeking legal advice.
Parenting orders are important because they set out the arrangements for the care of your children. This includes things like who the children will live with, how much time they will spend with each parent, and what decisions need to be made about their welfare. If you are going through a separation or divorce, it is important to seek legal advice to ensure that your parenting order is valid and enforceable. At Amicable, we can assist you with this process and provide you with the support you need.