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Mitcham
03 9837 2100

Greensborough
03 9435 3811

Children

When a separation occurs and children are involved where possible we encourage both parents to try to reach an agreement as to how each parent will spend time with the child/ren. Should the parents agree they can enter into a parenting agreement or obtain Consent Orders which are approved by the Court.

Should parents be unable to reach an agreement about how each parent will spend time with the children, it may be necessary to go to Court. We encourage our client to engage in mediation prior to making a Court application. The Court will make an Order that is in the best interest of the child/ren. It considers that both parents will share the parental responsibility for the child/ren and make decisions about major long-term issues. However, the Court does have the power to remove parental responsibility from one or both child/ren if it is in the best interest of the child/ren. Both parents also have a duty to support the child/ren financially which can be done by private agreement or through Child Support.

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For advice on the likely course involving your matter, please contact us or request a call back at a convenient time.

Mitcham
2/602 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham 3132
P.O.Box 21 Mitcham 3132
DX 13202 Mitcham
03 9837 2100
[email protected]

Greensborough
65 Main Street, Greensborough 3088
P.O.Box 338 Greensborough 3088
DX 98802 Greensborough
03 9435 3811
[email protected]

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