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)).
Under Australian law, children’s views (if expressed) have to be taken into account in determining what arrangements are being made for children.
When the Court has made an order in parenting matters, there are certain criteria the Court must consider before deciding to make any changes.
Parenting is challenging at the best of times. Our family lawyers at O’Sullivan Davies provide some general information in relation to parenting in the time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Family Law Section has compiled these TOP TEN suggestions to help separated parents navigate this difficult time. The full article can be found here.
O’Sullivan Davies is a family law firm in Perth that understands complex parenting matters. Read on to find out the reporting requirements in relation to child abuse matters.
Shared Parental Responsibility Statistics – Family Court of Australia