Future care of their children.Often, the most difficult issue to resolve is determining how much time a child should spend with each parent.

The law encourages parents to resolve their children’s issues without resorting to court litigation. The Family Court will not hear an Application for a parenting order unless the parties file a certificate from a registered Family Dispute Resolution Provider confirming the parent has attempted mediation. There are certain exemptions to this case, where there has been, or there is a risk of child abuse or family violence or in circumstances of urgency.

The law stipulates the court’s paramount consideration when making a parenting order is the best interests of the child.It is usually seen as beneficial for both parents to have a meaningful involvement in the different aspects of their children’s lives.

Hearty & Tam Family Lawyers Perth can assist you throughout the entire process of children’s issues including family dispute resolution and representation in the Family Court.