Breaking up or separating is a traumatic and difficult time for any adult. But for couples with children, often the first thought is of the impact it will have on the children. The second thought is almost always to wonder what the law says about parenting arrangements and how the separation will affect future contact with the children. At all times, you should be fully informed about your legal rights and position as well as those of the children involved.
If you are separating obtain full details about the parenting of your children, your rights, and obligations. For more information please visit our blog on Child Custody.
At Family Lawyers Mackay, our team can talk you through the underlying legal principles and explain what confusing terms such as equal shared parental responsibility, and significant and substantial time mean for you and your children in practical terms. We’ll guide you through all your options for finding parenting solutions that work for you and your partner.
We’ll tell you what steps you need to take and when you need to take them. We’ll also let you know what you should avoid so you don’t compromise your legal rights. When necessary, we’ll take steps to obtain your legal protection in situations involving family violence.
If you would like to read the relevant sections of the legislation in regard to Divorce Property Settlement please go to the Family Law Act.
Please reference Sections 60 – 70 inclusively.
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Family Lawyers Mackay support you with representation, advocacy, mediation or collaboration to help you to attain your best outcome regarding parenting, the division of assets and spousal maintenance as painlessly and inexpensively as possible.