Normally, you must inform the other parent (formally inform by giving a copy of court documents) if you are filing a lawsuit, but if you cannot find the other parent or if the situation is very urgent, you may be able to get the court to hear your ex parte application (without the other parent being present in court). You can obtain a location order or information mandate from the Commonwealth to obtain information from individuals or government departments such as the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink or Housing NSW about the location of the other parent and the location of the children. Follow this link for more information on the hearings before the NCAT Supervisory Department. The court may also issue a publication ban on the children, referred to as an interlocutory proceeding. A PRRF is a trained and neutral person who helps people discuss their legal issues and reach an agreement that is acceptable to both parties. PRRFS don`t tell you what to do or give you legal advice. They try to help you explore options you may not have thought of and find an agreement that reflects what`s important to both people involved. NCAT must make guardianship decisions after the expiry of the order deadline or at the request of: The guardianship authority describes the legal relationship that arises when someone obtains the legal power to make certain decisions on behalf of another person, because it has been established that the person does not have the capacity to make these decisions for himself. .