Independent Children’s Lawyers in Family Law Proceedings
When partners separate, the future care of, and responsibility for their children is a major consideration.
Parties to parenting proceedings must make reasonable attempts to resolve disputes about children and, unless specific circumstances apply, are required to attend dispute resolution. This involves meeting with a family dispute resolution practitioner who should assist the parents to negotiate workable arrangements for the children. If an agreement is reached, it can be documented in a parenting plan or consent orders without the need to go to Court.