Parenting

Making decisions that are in the best interest of your children can be difficult while trying to come to terms with the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship. It is not easy to look out for your children’s future when you are in the midst of trying to secure your own future without the support of a life partner for the first time.

Decisions about the amount of time children spend with each parent may seem the hardest of all, given the mass of issues that arise. We have had experience in helping parents with many aspects of the care of their children including, but not limited to, their residence, schooling, religious upbringing, medical responsibility, communication and protection from harm.

The Family Law Act places great emphasis on making sure that children continue to have a strong and meaningful relationship with each of their parents. Amendments made to that Act in recent years have caused a shift in the approach that Judges take where parents can’t agree between themselves.

Early and informed decisions about the proposals you make for the care of your children may make the difference between experiencing years of acrimony versus creating a healthy positive environment for the growth and wellbeing of your children.

Legislation Highlights
Section 60CC

Leading Cases
Goode and Goode