Parenting Orders

Often when parents separate, the most difficult problem to resolve is determining how much time a child should spend with each parent. We know that the outcome of your loved one’s family law matter is of the utmost importance and it is vital that you have on your side a family lawyer that will provide you with committed and exceptional service and understanding. 

At Prudentia Legal, we understand that a marriage breakdown or relationship breakdown is a stressful time and it can be exacerbated when children are involved. At Prudentia Legal we are sensitive to and attuned to your needs to protect your children from conflict and achieve early resolution. We are well connected with family Dispute Resolution professionals, counsellor, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals to assist clients and their children post separation.

In most cases, parents and other family members understand the need to put a child’s safety and emotional well-being first. By law the best interests of the child are always the most important consideration. When considering parenting arrangements after relationship breaks downs, the Court must also consider the child’s wellbeing and weigh up the value of living with the parent. Generally, the Court may make decisions with respect to: 

  • Parental responsibility and decision-marking

  • With whom the child will live with 

  • The time with which a child will be allowed to spend or communicate with the order parent

  • Child maintenance 

At Prudentia Legal, we realise the importance of your relationship with your children and we will fight for your rights every step of the way.