The Family Law Act has a presumption of shared parental responsibility. It is important to note that this does not automatically mean 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.
At Lakey Family Law we focus our advice on the needs of the individual children involved in the dispute and what arrangements will be in their best interests.
Over the years 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.
If you are thinking about separating, or recently separated, we can help you to get an appropriate parenting arrangement in place.