What Happens When a Hearing Ends

What happens when a hearing ends

When your hearing is finished, the judge or registrar will tell you when you can leave the courtroom.

After the hearing, the following things will happen:

  • The judge will consider all the facts of your case and make a decision. This decision is called an order or a judgment.
  • A written copy of the order or judgment will be sent to you by post after the hearing.
  • If you are not happy with the order or judgment, you may be able to appeal to a higher court. There are time limits for appeals so you may wish to get legal advice from your solicitor. Alternatively, you can speak to a Court Services staff member about this.

Please note: Family Law proceedings can be a sensitive and emotional time for everyone involved. Please make any member of the court staff aware if you need support for leaving the courtroom.