Check Your Timing

Why do I need to check my timing?

It is important to know if any family law time limits apply to you in case they are coming up soon.

There is no time limit if a couple want to reach an informal agreement between themselves (without going to court or filing consent orders.)

However, time limits apply should a couple wish or need to seek formal orders (by consent or through litigation.)

Time limits can apply where you want to apply to the family courts regarding:

  • the division of money and property, and
  • spousal maintenance.

These time limits do not apply in relation to making parenting arrangements.

Check your situation below.

What if a time limit is coming up soon?

You should not use amica if any of the time limits described above will expire in the next 3 months.

You can seek legal help from the free Legal Help Line in your state or territory.