When going through a separation parents will need to decide on the living arrangements of their child or children, how much time the child will spend with each parent and how the costs associated with raising children will be met. Ideally the parents can agree on arrangements for the children and that agreement can be formalized into court orders.
Each family and separation is unique and requires careful consideration of facts of that particular family. It is not unusual for parties to be unable to agree and to end up in a dispute. The effects of parental conflict can have a significant impact on children and family law matters need to be dealt with sensitivity and agility. Once proceedings are commenced, it is not uncommon for a matter to resolve at a later date. In the event proceedings do not resolve, the parties will be required to attend a hearing and a Judge will decide the outcome for the parties.
If you’re going through a separation and need to understand how your child will be impacted and what rights or responsibilities you have, talk to one of our leading family lawyers today. Gorval Lynch has been providing dedicated and expert advice and representation to individuals going through separation – call us today to find out what parenting options you have and how they may affect your children.