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Should a client be advised to over-hold or contravene their orders?

A client should not be advised to over-hold or contravene their orders.

No. Clients can be made aware of their options. Tell them about what the court may consider to be a reasonable excuse (including that reasonable time is considered critical). Warn the parent of the penalties that may apply and the consequences for a grant of legal assistance if a contravention is found to have occurred.

See Reasonable excuse and What the court may do about a contravention.