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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 65LA

Court may order attendance at a post-separation parenting program

             (1)  In proceedings for a parenting order, the court may make an order directing a party to the proceedings to attend a post-separation parenting program.

Note:          Before making an order under this section, the court must consider seeking the advice of a family consultant about the services appropriate to the party's needs (see section 11E).

             (2)  In deciding whether to make a particular order under subsection (1), a court must regard the best interests of the child as the paramount consideration.

Note:          Sections 60CB to 60CG deal with how a court determines a child's best interests.

             (3)  In this section:

"proceedings for a parenting order " includes:

                     (a)  proceedings for the enforcement of a parenting order; and

                     (b)  any other proceedings in which a contravention of a parenting order is alleged.



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