If you are separated and have children, then you will need to put arrangements in place for the care of your children. The fundamental principle in parenting (custody) matters is the best interests of your children, balanced with the need to protect them from harm.
Parenting arrangements are best when they can be resolved amicably through negotiations, which can often include the help of a mediator, and then formalised with the help of solicitors. However, this is not always possible, so there are a range of options to explore, both outside of formal Court proceedings, and also once proceedings have been commenced in Court.
Wheeler Family Law can assist with a wide range of aspects relating to parenting and children’s matters, having experience in:
- Disputes about care arrangements (custody)
- Parenting plans and agreements
- Consent Orders
- Assisting grandparents and other family members
- International child abduction and Hague Convention proceedings
- Matters involving child abuse and family violence
- Child support and child support agreements
- Court proceedings in both the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia