We can assist you with all aspects of family law. The affordable assistance we provide includes formalising agreements and court representation.
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The court will want to make sure proper arrangements have been made for the children before allowing the divorce.
The law encourages parents to try to agree about parenting after the relationship has ended. The court’s primary concern is making decisions in the children’s best interest.
You are required to go to family dispute resolution before applying to court for a parenting order.
The law covers care and welfare arrangements for children, between their parents and other carers. Separation, divorce or re-marriage does not change your duties and responsibilities as a parent.
The main concern of the law is to make sure the best interest of children are met. This includes having the benefit of both parents’ meaningful involvement in their lives and that they are protected from physical or psychological harm.
Alternative Avenues to Court
Where possible, resolving a dispute outside of the courts can be the most beneficial process for all parties involved.
Dispute resolution mechanisms are designed to assist individuals in resolving their disputes without the involvement of court.
The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court utilise these mechanism as they are often time and cost efficient, affordable and easier to understand than court. Dispute resolution allows you to maintain greater control and management of your case, and the overall outcome.
A marriage or relationship breakdown is even more challenging when children are involved. Even if the choice to divorce is right for you, the law wants to ensure your children’s rights are protected. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced, understanding family lawyer on your side.
Parents are responsible for the financial support of their children. This responsibility is unaffected by:
- separation and divorce
- where the child lives or the amount of time they spend with a parent
- the remarriage of one or both parents
Child support agreements are dependants on a parent’s income, living arrangements and the number of children under the household.
A child support agreement can be made outside of court, though if it does progress to court, Eckert Legal will provide the strong representation you deserve.
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