How To Apply

Step 7
Receive a court order

At the court hearing, the judge will make a decision on the application. The judge's decision is called a court order.

The court office will finalise the court order and send it to the you and respondent, or your solicitors as soon as it is ready.

You should receive this within four weeks of the case being heard. If you do not receive the court order within this time, contact the court office.

You have the right to appeal if you are not happy with the decision of the judge. If you wish to appeal the decision, you must file your appeal documents within fourteen days of the court hearing.

More information about appealing a District Court Order >

If a court order is not complied with you might want to get legal advice. You can also contact the court office where the order was made.