If you cannot agree, it is best to seek our advices as to the best way forward. Usually knowing where you stand and knowing that you are not alone in the process provides you with the clarity you require to enter into negotiations with your former partner. We can help you. Mediation is the first step in this process. With the assistance of a family dispute resolution practitioner issues of concern can be aired, discussed and worked out, and a resolution achieved. An agreement reached is written up as a parenting plan and each parent signs and dates it. Any agreement reached should always be formalised by way of an Application for Consent Orders filed in the Family Court of Australia for certainty. The Orders can then be relied upon in the event either parent decided to depart from the orders.
We understand that the breakdown of a relationship is an emotional and trying time for everyone involved, especially when children are involved. Their care and welfare are a parent’s paramount consideration. It is important that as a parent we are here to support you.
We will always guide you in the right direction. Contact us to see if we can help.