Co-Parenting and Children’s Issues

If you're seeking advice from a family lawyer, it's likely that you are going through a challenging and stressful life event. If children are involved, its imperative that the matter is handled with extreme care and professionalism.

Co-Parenting and Children's Issues

The law in respect of parenting arrangements post-separation has become increasingly complex in recent years, due to the legislative amendments concerning shared parenting and family violence. These changes have significantly impacted the types of Court-ordered parenting outcomes that now typically occur.

Separation shouldn’t stop both parents from working together to raise their children, however co-parenting effectively post separation is fraught with difficulties. Co-Parenting Plans are a useful tool in confirming details of your new co-parenting relationship, including your rights, responsibilities and the implementation of strategies to resolve any disputes that may arise.

A co-parenting plan should address:

  • a schedule of “spending time” arrangements;
  • education;
  • financial support;
  • children’s medical needs;
  • holidays and special events; and
  • decision-making guidelines.

Once the plan is in place and working well, you may need to draw your mind as to what will happen if one of you needs to change the plan or has a change in circumstances in the future.

Whilst co-parenting plans are not legally enforceable, it does indicate to the Court the existence of a bona-fide agreement in the event one party breaches the terms.

Alternatively, legally enforceable arrangements can be documented by way of Consent Orders once an agreement is reached.

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