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Will I get the opportunity to discuss evidence with a view to change the interim orders?

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My matter is Listed on the Duty List in the Federal Magistrates Court of Brisbane on Monday

Hi all, I am just looking for any advice, hopefully constructive, that anyone may have.   I have a mention of my matter in the Brisbane Federal Magistrates Court on Monday.

For the last 2 years I have been trying to negotiate through mediation a 50 / 50 shared care arrangement as I believe that it is the best arrangement for my son, I truly believe that he needs equal time with both his father and me and have never asked for anything but a 50 / 50 shared care arrangement.

My husband told me that during his family law matter the courts used a "Status Quo" determination, which I felt was very unfair as they said "Status Quo" was established by actions from his ex wife where after more than one month of agreed 50 / 50 shared care she suddenly denied contact between his children and him.   It took 3 months to get an interim hearing, at the time they were resident in Central Queensland, and the courts took that as the "Status Quo" and refused to restore the 50 / 50 shared care arrangement.  

I am trying to not allow a similar thing to occur in my case.   The facts that I am relying on to date are:

[*]My contact with my son prior to 26th August 2008[/*][*]Week 1[/*][*]Wednesday I collected my son from my ex's residence (he lives at home with his parents) at 8:30 am then took him to his daycare mum at around 9:30 am.[/*][*]Wednesday afternoon I collected my son from his daycare mum at 2:30 pm and spent the afternoon with him before taking him back to my ex's residence at around 4:00 pm.[/*][*]Thursday I collected my son from my ex's residence at 9:00 am and my ex collected him from my house at 9:00 am on Saturday morning.[/*]
    [*]Week 2[/*][*]Wednesday I collected my son from my ex's residence (he lives at home with his parents) at 8:30 am then took him to his daycare mum at around 9:30 am.[/*][*]Wednesday afternoon I collected my son from his daycare mum at 2:30 pm and spent the afternoon with him before taking him back to my ex's residence at around 4:00 pm.[/*][*]Thursday I collected my son from my ex's residence at 9:00 am and my ex collected him from my house at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon.[/*]
      [*]The above arrangement in my mind equates to 5 nights and 8 days contact per fortnight.[/*][*]It had taken 2 separate mediation sessions to get to this amount of contact[/*][*]In each mediation my ex agreed that he would enter into a 50 / 50 shared care arrangement but in the first mediation he stated that I lived too far away so it wouldn't happen until we moved closer to him.[/*][*]My husband and I purchased a house 4 minutes drive away from him, his excuse then was that he feared that I would suffer Post Natal Depression, I was pregnant with my 2nd child and had experienced PND (I suspect due to lack of support from my ex) after my son was born.   [/*][*]3 months after my daughter was born I again asked for the 50 / 50 shared care arrangement to commence and it was still denied so again I started to organise mediation.[/*]
        [*]My ex sent me a text stating he was denying me any further contact with my son.[/*][*]I commenced these proceedings.[/*][*]From 3rd Sept 2008 until 25th Oct 2008 my ex denied all contact and only allowed me to have every second weekend contact the first of which was the weekend of the 25th Oct 2008.[/*][*]We had an interim hearing at the Local magistrates Court and that magistrate did not really consider the evidence before him and I suspect pretty much didn't want this family law matter in his court.   I think he was also a little rattled as my ex used a high profile Barrister.   He ordered that the alternate weekend contact between my son and I continue in the interim.[/*]
            I am hoping that at this mention on Monday that I will get an opportunity to discuss the current interim orders and try and have them changed to if not a 50 / 50 shared care (my understanding is that now the courts are almost obliged to order shared care unless there is a very good reason otherwise) at least a similar amount of contact time between my son and I as we previously had.

            Obviously there is a large amount of material that I have left out but from my point of view this is the important evidence, and it is collaborated by my ex's own affidavit so I am guessing that it will be taken as true fact by the courts if both sides agree that it is true.

            Am I getting my hopes up too high that the judge will even look at changing the interim orders?   My husband tells me that this mention is sort of like triage in a hospital, the courts are basically determining what priority to put on the matter and to set a final hearing date, is this correct?   Will I get the opportunity to discuss evidence with a view to change the interim orders?

            If anyone has advice or suggestions as to how I might go about it that would be a great help.   My current plan is to just present these facts to the judge on Monday and see how it goes.   I am pretty stressed out about it all and haven't done nearly enough research but I am hoping that sanity will prevail and the best outcome for my son will be reached however I seriously have my doubts from my husbands experience and my experience to date.

            I appologise to the moderators in adviance if I keep posting to the wrong place, this is the first forum I have ever been a contributing member of so if I am doing something wrong please jsut let me know.

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