When there is a child or children involved in a separation, many difficult and complex decisions need to be made. Relocation, blended family, parenting/care and contact issues commonly arise.
Jeremy helps parents protect their relationships with their children. The law does not dictate who should care for children. It primarily considers the welfare and best interests of the child and each case is decided on its own merits.
You have a range of options when it comes to deciding on how best to manage the care of your children. The more informal verbal agreements and parenting plans are often effective where parties have a good, amicable relationship and can communicate effectively.
Unfortunately, effective communication is not always a reality as added stress complicates matters by creating friction between parents. In order to minimise the pressure on yourself and your children, it is desirable to come to an agreement as soon as possible, so we encourage our clients to settle in a formal out-of-court process. A more formal parenting agreement is often what is needed for parties who are struggling to agree on parenting arrangements.
Jeremy can assist you through the family dispute resolution process. He can help you to negotiate with your partner in a way that minimises conflict and achieves the right outcomes for both you and your family. If your case progresses to Court, Jeremy can also represent you.