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Parenting / Children Matters

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Going through the process of obtaining Parenting Orders can be a very distressing process and Kingsford Lawyers understands how difficult this is. We empathise with our clients and aim to provide clear and concise advice on the rights and available options.

The paramount consideration in parenting matters are the child’s best interests and this could be different in every case, depending on the circumstances and needs of the child. The Family Law Act requires parties to take part in the Family Dispute Resolutions process before applications can be made to the Family Court or Federal Circuit for Parenting Orders and a certificate will be issued once this process is completed which we require a copy of. Kingsford Lawyers can assist clients in the initial stages following separation to negotiate to try and reach a settlement. We can also guide clients through the dispute resolution process.

In the interim of Orders being applied and sought by the Court, parents will continue to share equal shared parental responsibility and it is expected that parents continue to communicate about decision-making such as education, health, and any religious matter affecting the children, this however depends on if Domestic Violence is involved.

When parents cannot agree between themselves and dispute resolution resources have been exhausted, the parties will turn to the Court to decide on. Parenting Orders, which will outline the following and more:

Binding Financial Agreements can also be terminated if the parties mutually agree to this, and a formal Termination Agreement but be entered into by the parties and obtain their own independent legal advice.

Understanding Interim Parenting Orders

In the interim of Orders being applied and sought by the Court, parents will continue to share equal shared parental responsibility and it is expected that parents continue to communicate about decision-making such as education, health, and any religious matter affecting the children, this however depends on if Domestic Violence is involved.

Family Law Parenting Orders

When parents cannot agree between themselves and dispute resolution resources have been exhausted, the parties will turn to the Court to decide on. Parenting Orders, which will outline the following and more:

Factors for Determining Parenting Arrangements

The Court’s consideration will always refer to what is in the best interests of the child/children and will consider the following when determining the orders being sought:

Kingsford Lawyers are well equipped to provide you with a range of options to consider when determining the terms of a Parenting Order Application.

There are several factors when applying for Parenting Orders and legal advice should be sought as soon as possible

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