Often the most difficult issue to resolve when separating is the parenting arrangements for children.
The Family Law Act has a presumption of shared parental responsibility. It is important to note that this does not mean automatically that parents will spend equal time with their children. The Act dictates that the best interests of the child are paramount rather than the desire or the convenience of the parents.
Lakey Family Law and Mediation focusses our advice on the individual children involved in the dispute, their needs and what arrangements may be in their best interests.
In our years of experience, we have dealt with some complex cases of parental alienation, neglect, child abuse, and non-parent applications. We have also successfully litigated cases where parents wished to relocate with their children intrastate, interstate and overseas, Again the best interests of the children are paramount.