If you aren’t sure what the lockdown means for you and your family, our family lawyers are available on (08) 8451 9040 to provide urgent advice about compliance with Court Orders and informal time spending arrangements during SA’s lockdown.
Despite the Stage 5 restrictions in place, it is important to understand that it is a permissible reason to leave your home if you are required to facilitate shared care arrangements (court ordered or otherwise). If parents are unable to reach agreement with respect to time spending issues during the lockdown period, our team of experienced family law solicitors are available to provide advice and assistance should it be required.
If you have a court hearing in the coming days, as most hearings are currently being held by Global telephone link or Microsoft Teams this will proceed as scheduled and your solicitor will be in touch with you prior to that hearing to take any necessary instructions and answer any questions you may have.
If your matter has been listed for a Family Dispute Resolution Conference (FDR) or private mediation scheduled during the lockdown period, all efforts will be made to ensure that this proceeds by electronic means if possible. Your solicitor will contact you to discuss the available alternate arrangements if the conference is unable to proceed in person.