Going to Children’s Court

Going to Children’s Court

The Children’s Court of New South Wales hears children’s care and protection cases.  You will often hear these referred to as “care matters”.  The Children’s Court also deals with criminal law cases with children under the age of 18 however these generally sit in a...
Stages of Court Proceedings

Stages of Court Proceedings

If you find yourself before the Children’s Court in respect to an Application, it is likely that documents have been served on you. There are several stages to Court proceedings and several options available in Court proceedings in the care and protection area. If...
Orders That Can Be Made

Orders That Can Be Made

At the conclusion of the final hearing, the Magistrate will make a range of Orders that can cover the following: Long term parental responsibility for the children. Contact between yourself and the children and other relevant persons. Provision of support services....
Varying Orders

Varying Orders

In some circumstances, parties will seek to vary or rescind care Orders after they have been made for a period of time. As a general rule, it is extremely difficult to set aside Orders and parties that bring such applications to the Court must show there has been “a...
Your Responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

As part of your proceedings in the Children’s Court, you have a number of responsibilities to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your children. It is important, even though things can get emotive and heated, that where possible you cooperate at all...