Managing the ongoing care of children can be extremely difficult after separation, even if you are on good terms with your former partner. Changed family dynamics are often hard on children and parents alike, and new living arrangements inevitably give rise to unfamiliar issues and logistics.
When you are exploring the questions of where the children live, or how much time they spend with either parent, it is a good idea to seek legal advice early on, not only to minimise stress and establish a healthy co-parenting relationship, but also to avoid future potential pitfalls should your circumstances change.
If you are the sole applicant in a divorce application, the court requires that you and your former partner have proper arrangements for a wide range of matters concerning the care, welfare and development of your children under 18 years of age. These include making decisions on where the child lives, the amount of time spent with the other parent, a range of parental responsibilities, and education, medical and other matters. In many cases, coming to an agreement on all of these issues can be difficult to achieve.
At Frichot Lawyers, we help you resolve all of your parenting matters, from providing advice on your responsibilities, to drafting parenting agreements and applying for consent orders, to negotiating, mediating or litigating disputes so that you can reach a resolution that works for you while minimising the impact on your children.
We are also experienced in dealing with a range of other parenting matters, including:
- third party rights, including grandparents or step parents
- relocation of children
- international child recovery
- binding child support agreements
- adoption and surrogacy
Call us to get your parenting arrangements in order today