Family Law Factsheet No. 6: Children and Parenting
The law encourages parents to reach their own agreement in relation to the arrangements made for children after separation.
Sometimes, this is not possible, particularly if you or your child have experienced family violence, you are seeking urgent orders, or your child is at risk.
This factsheet outlines what the court considers when determining a parenting dispute.
It covers topics including
- What parenting orders can I seek from a court?
- Who can seek a parenting order?
- What is parental responsibility?
- What does the court consider when making a parenting order?
Published on 1 June 2021.