When you need help arranging parenting matters for the care and custody of your children the assistance of a Family Law Solicitor can be invaluable.
Due to amendments to the Family Law Act relating to children’s matters, the court must take into account two primary considerations. The first is the benefit to the child in having meaningful relationships with both parents, and the other is the need to protect a child from physical or psychological harm and/or exposure to abuse, neglect or family violence.
Separating parents can often reach an agreement about the day to day living arrangements for their children. However, if you are worried or cannot reach an agreement, contact one of our Family Lawyers in the early stages of separation. Our understanding, practical and competent team will give you the best insight to your rights and the tools you need to negotiate the best outcome for you and your children.
We can advise you of the parenting arrangements likely to be deemed appropriate by the court, and if required, we can organise mediation with a registered Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Our Family Lawyers are committed to avoiding costly and unnecessary courtroom appearances and will take all appropriate measures available to avoid going to court. However, if it does become necessary to attend court your Family Lawyer will stand beside you all the way to ensure the best possible outcome for your children.