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Disputes Involving Children

One of the most important issues following the breakdown of any relationship is ensuring that the interests of the children are taken into account. When making decisions in relation to the children of a relationship, the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court must make a decision which is in the best interests of the children and whether there is Shared Parental Responsibility. There are a number of factors which are taken into account which include:

  • the child’s relationship with both parents;
  • the wishes of the child;
  • the effect on the child of any separation from a parent;
  • the practical difficulty and costs of the child spending time with a parent;
  • the ability of each parent to care for the child;
  • the attitude of the parents to the child and their parenting.

Many other factors are also taken into account.

There can be no more emotional issues after the breakdown of a relationship than deciding with whom the children shall live and when the children will spend time with the other parent.

At Bateman Battersby Lawyers Penrith, our experienced team can assist you with disputes involving children of the relationship including:

  • providing initial advice as to the children’s issues;
  • negotiating with your partner or their legal representative;
  • appearing on your behalf in the Family Court.
Our family law team can help you find out where you stand, contact us