Parenting Arrangements

Pursuing successful parenting arrangements in the best interests of your children.

Pursuing successful parenting arrangements
For the best interests of the child

Are you seeking a divorce or separation where there are children involved?

This is a difficult decision that no parent takes lightly. And, as a parent, you are the most important person in your child (or children’s) life.

As such, there is no one-size fits all approach when it comes to parenting arrangements due to divorce and separation.

The expert, personable team at Richardson Legal are here to provide you meaningful, transparent legal support. We will work with you to formulate and enact the best arrangements for your child(ren).

When there are no safety or risk issues present, the best parenting arrangements are:

Putting the best interests of the child at the forefront

Parental separation can have negative impacts on a child’s wellbeing. That’s why, when making decisions about children, what matters most is for parents to put their child’s best interests at the forefront.  After joint discussions, most separated or divorced parents successfully negotiate parental and child arrangements. However, this is not the case for all.

If both parental parties fail to agree on arrangements for their children after separation, specialist Mediation services in Perth can help you reach agreement.

Who takes on the financial responsibility for children

When welcoming your child into the world and/or your home, it’s the responsibility of both parents to provide for them emotionally, socially and financially.

If parental separation occurs, regardless of who the child lives with, these responsibilities – especially financial – still remain.

The Department of Human Services is the governmental division tasked with administering the child support program by helping parents provide financial support for their children.

You can also seek further information on your obligations for child support, here.

Can I change my parenting arrangement

This depends on whether you have a parenting order, parenting plan or informal arrangement in place. If it’s safe and legal to do so, it’s recommended to contact the other party (or parties) to address what you want to change, to see if they agree.

Alternatively, you can choose to communicate through your Perth family lawyers.

The next steps will be recommended by our family lawyers in West Perth.

Richardson Legal have the personable, compassionate and highly professional child custody and parenting arrangements legal services you seek.