The law and the courts are interested in ensuring the best interests of the children are given priority, especially in terms of their care welfare and development. Parties to a marriage or de facto relationship can resolve issues over children amicably and then put something in writing to confirm the terms of their agreement. If parties cannot agree, then application to court can be made to obtain parenting orders, either by consent of the parties, or after going through the court process.
At JK Lawyers we empathise with parents, and even grandparents, who may have competing requirements regarding children. We have assisted clients with many types of children’s issues, ranging from parents who want to spend regular or more time with their children, sole parenting rights, locate children who have been removed from the family home, placed or removed children’s name on the Airport watch list.
Questions we can answer:
- What is the law in relation to parental responsibility?
- How do I negotiate contact arrangements for my child with my spouse?
- What if I think my child is at risk of neglect or abuse?
- What is supervised contact?
- What about sole parenting?
- What if I want to prevent my child from being taken overseas (eg Airport Watchlist)?