1.1.I.105 Interim period (FTB)

Definition

The interim period begins on the first day that the actual care of the child ceased to correspond with the care provided for under the care arrangement. The length of the interim period depends on a number of factors, including:

  • whether the care arrangement is specified under a court order, parenting plan or written agreement
  • when the care arrangement was made
  • when the disputed care change occurred, and
  • whether the person with increased care is taking reasonable action to participate in family dispute resolution.

The maximum interim period will apply in situations where the person with increased care does not take reasonable action to participate in family dispute resolution at any time during that period. See 2.1.1.70 for more information on interim periods.

Act reference: FAAct section 35FA Meaning of interim period

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.1.1.70 Disputed care arrangements

Last reviewed: 21 September 2020