An issue at the forefront of your mind when your relationship with your former partner comes to an end is likely to be ‘what happens with our children?'
It is normal for parents to be anxious about how this will all play out for them and what it will mean for them and their children.
Making decisions that are in your children’s best interest in the aftermath of separation is challenging when emotions are still raw and effective communication with the other parent can be challenging.
We have experience in helping parents to navigate the nuanced issues concerning the care of their children including but not limited to, where they will live, the time they spend with each parent, schooling, overseas travel, religious upbringing, medical decisions, communication and protecting children from harm.
The law sets out guiding principles to assist parents to reach agreement regarding the living arrangements and other specific issues for their children or failing agreement, to assist the Court to make decisions on their behalf. The paramount consideration is the best interests of your children.
Making early and informed decisions about the proposals you make for your children and the manner in which you communicate with the other parent may have a significant impact on the months and years ahead and the wellbeing of your children.
With our expert advice, we can assist you to navigate parenting arrangements for your children, with minimum impact on you and your children and in keeping with your goals.
Our team enjoys positive working relationships with counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists to assist you to achieve the best possible outcomes, both in a legal and a personal sense.