parentingarrangements

“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.