We know your children are the most important people in your life.
That's why our focus is to guide you along the most appropriate pathway to achieving the best outcome for your children and your Family Life.
We need to get to know your children too.
We will ask you lots of questions about them including their ages, their interests and about their schooling. Do they have any special or additional needs?
We'd like to know more about their relationships with you, your partner and their siblings. What about your family's lifestyle, culture and traditions?
How are they coping with separation? Perhaps they need some extra support? We work with many child-focused specialists who can offer your children the extra support they may need.
It's important that we understand the current arrangements for your children.
Parenting arrangments will differ for each family and are dependent on the age and maturity of your children. For example, what works well for a 14 year old, may not work so well for a 4 year old.
It may be that the current arrangements are working well and you simply wish to document your agreement.
Or, it may be that current arrangements are not working so well and you need some guidance and legal advice on how to get things on track for your family.
This is a difficult question we need to ask.
Careful consideration is given to the benefits of a child having a meaningful relationship with both parents. However, this must be weighed up with the need to protect the child from physical or psychological harm. For example, being subjected to, or exposed to, abuse, neglect or family violence.
Please speak with us if you have any concerns.
For some families, arrangements are working well and all that is needed is for us to document the agreement.
Other families might need some extra help to reach an agreement.
We offer guidance and legal advice, including the option of involving child-focused specialists to assist your family. For example, mediation or counselling or the forum of collaborative practice are excellent options which support the co-parenting relationship and work towards achieving the most positive and sustainable outcomes for your family.
Whatever the case, we can help you with the most appropriate pathway towards agreement and avoid court imposed decisions.