[CustomPress] CustomPress Date Issue

Hi, I have used the CustomPress plugin to create a deadline date that displays on the frontend. What I have tried to do is use this field to check against today's date and if it is past to expire (visually) on the page.

The problem I am having is that the day and the month from the custompress field are reversed, like an American date, this causes an issue when the day is 26th, for example, and because there isn't a 26th month it defaults the date the 1/1/1971. Obviously, the other issue is that the date just isn't working.