Contraventions and Breaches in Family Law
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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 70NAC

Meaning of contravened an order

                   A person is taken for the purposes of this Division to have contravened an order under this Act affecting children if, and only if: 

                     (a)  where the person is bound by the order--he or she has: 

                              (i)  intentionally failed to comply with the order; or 

                             (ii)  made no reasonable attempt to comply with the order; or 

                     (b)  otherwise--he or she has: 

                              (i)  intentionally prevented compliance with the order by a person who is bound by it; or 

                             (ii)  aided or abetted a contravention of the order by a person who is bound by it. 

Note:          Parenting orders may be subject to any subsequent parenting plan (see section 64D). This means that an action that would otherwise contravene a parenting order may not be a contravention, because of a subsequent inconsistent parenting plan. Whether this is the case or not depends on the terms of the parenting order.

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