How long do parenting orders last?
All orders cease when the child turns 18 years, marries, enters into a de facto relationship or is adopted by another person [Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) ss 65H(2) and 65J(2)].
Where the child is adopted by a step parent, parenting orders are not altered unless the Family Caw Courts approved the adoption, see FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS - Adoption.
An order can be varied at any time, but unless there has been a significant change in the circumstances of either of the parents or the child, the court is generally reluctant to change existing orders except by consent of the parties.
How long do parenting orders last? : Last Revised: Thu Sep 7th 2017
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