I just got served with a family law court date from my father im just wondering is there a set standard for how much

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Customer: i just got served with a family law court date from my father im just wondering is there a set standard for how much time grandparents are entitled to is they live over 5 hours away
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?
Customer: my father filed the documents and i got served them
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?
Customer: qld
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Customer: my children use to be under 18 yeatr orders but they have sinced been revoked my father use to be the carer
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John Melis, Expert

Hello, I’m John Melis, a solicitor in Australia, and I’ll be helping you with your question today.

​Grandparents are entitled to apply for parenting orders under s 65C of the Family Law Act, which provides:

Whilst grandparents specifically have standing to make an application under the Family Law Act; it does not automatically mean orders will be granted.

As with any parenting order, the court will always consider an application by the grandparents through the prism of what is in the child’s best interests.

Have I answered your question? If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so please let me know if there is anything more I can do. Thank you for using our site.

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Hi JohnYes that is helpful but my question is, is there any set amount or time that I would be required to be giving them as they love quite a distance away
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There is no set time or amount it's a matter of negotiating between the parties on this particular issue.
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ok and in his application he has put they i would need to give him money to collect the children would any judge agree to me giving him money as im a single mother supporting 4 children
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John Melis, Expert

You do not need to give any money. It is the responsibility of the other party to come to the visitation at their cost not your cost.
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ok i just wasnt sure he also put in there that i need to basically discuss every detail of the kids life with him i do not have to discuss anything about there lives with him unless it directly affects his time with him is this correct
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John Melis, Expert

Thank you for your follow-up. All your issues are a matter of negotiation with respect of settling the matter.
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It was my pleasure to help you today, and I thank you for chatting with me. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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