Parenting

Parenting and COVID-19 Restrictions

The purpose of these directions is to require all persons in the affected area to stay at home during the stay at home period other than for one or more of the reasons specified in these directions, to close certain places and to prohibit certain gatherings and activities in order to prevent, control or abate the risks associated with the emergency presented by the pandemic caused by COVID-19, and to otherwise limit the spread of COVID-19.

“Parenting” Orders (When You’re Not A Parent)

It’s not just ‘parents’ who can have parenting orders made: the Court can make orders on the application of either or both the child’s parents, the child, a grandparent of the child, or any other person concerned with the care, welfare or development of the child (section 69C, Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)).

Old enough to decide

Under Australian law, children’s views (if expressed) have to be taken into account in determining what arrangements are being made for children.

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW SPECIALISTS

When international family and relationship breakdowns occur, it can rapidly create a complex situation, especially when it involves children and assets across different countries and legal systems. O’Sullivan Davies have the knowledge, experience and international contacts to advise and represent you if this happens.

MEDIATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES

Mediation, also known as Family Dispute Resolution or Alternative Dispute Resolution, helps resolve issues, and create and formalise agreements, when there are disputes relating to parenting, property, separation and divorce. A suitably qualified mediator, helps each party identify needs and facilitates a discussion to create an acceptable resolution for all parties. It can also be very cost effective.

International Relocation

Families migrate to Australia from overseas for a myriad of reasons – employment, education, etc. Many migrant families have the same primary motivation to move to a new country – a better life for themselves and their children. However, one of the risks in migration is that more often than not, families have limited financial and emotional support from extended family members.

De Facto Couples in Western Australia

What are the differences for de facto couples experiencing a separation in WA and in other states, or the differences for de facto couples and married couples in WA?