If you have a written parenting agreement or there are Family Court Orders in place then they will take precedent over the Intervention Order (IVO). To allow for this most IVO’s where children are named as ‘protected persons’ include the following standard exception provisions:
Provided the Respondent does not commit family violence, they can:
- do anything that is permitted by a Family Law Act order, written agreement or child protection order relating to arrangements for the child/children;
- negotiate child arrangements by letter, email or text message; and
- communicate with a protected person through a lawyer or mediator; arrange and/or participate in counselling or mediation with the protected person.