You may have agreed but circumstances have changed. You may have resolved your financial issues but continue to have differences over the care of the children. Sometimes, grandparents and other relatives are involved. The most common parenting disputes can occur over:
- The level of financial contribution from each parent
- The amount of time the children spend with each parent
- The ongoing contact made by each parent
- Special times such as Christmas, birthdays and school holidays
- Who is responsible for decisions such as residence, education, religion and health
- One parent wanting to relocate with children interstate or overseas
- Domestic and family violence.
No matter what your situation, we can help you achieve the best outcome through sensible negotiation or as a last resort, through Court. If the dispute can be resolved through negotiation, we can help finalise that agreement with:
- Parenting Plans
- Consent Orders
- Child Support Agreements
We can also assist with surrogacy agreements/orders.
During a separation, children are particularly vulnerable and can experience extreme stress if parents are unable to resolve conflict. During these times we recommend you see a psychologist or relationships counsellor. Talk to your Jones Mitchell family lawyer if you would like a recommendation.