Parenting Issues Lawyer Perth
Separation is not a “one size fits all” exercise, and children react to separation differently.
The way in which you and your former partner choose to conduct yourselves following your separation, can shape the way your children feel about parenthood and relationships in the future.
As a parent, you will want the best for your children, and this is often achieved by developing a co-parenting relationship with your former partner. We understand that this can be difficult and not always possible.
We offer practical, child-focused advice regarding:
- A range of potential care arrangements, including who your children will live with, and how much time they should spend with the other parent;
- Your children’s schooling and extra-curricular activities;
- Risk issues, such as mental health issues and drug and alcohol addiction;
- Allegations of abuse and/or neglect;
- Intrastate, interstate or international relocation, or child abduction;
- Alignment of children to one parent;
- Whether it would be beneficial to engage in parenting and/or communication courses to enable you to co-parent effectively;
- Engagement with professionals to facilitate family therapy, to resolve conflictual issues or situations;
- Therapy for your children to assist with their emotional and psychological wellbeing; and
- Passport and travel issues.
We understand the importance of wanting to provide stability for your children. When negotiating the care arrangements, we strive for a collaborative outcome to assist in a co-parenting relationship and minimise the effect your separation will have on your children.
If mediation or collaboration is not possible, we have the expertise to progress your matter through the Court process, ensuring that the best interests of your children are the primary consideration.