Parenting orders were previously known as custody/access orders. It is important to have sound and practical legal advice whether you are the primary care giver or the parent who will be having contact. In many cases when parents can agree they will seek that a parenting agreement is drawn up including information such as who will be the primary caregiver, the contact the other parent will have, and how each parent will contribute to the raising of their child. I draft agreements ensuring that parenting runs as smoothly as possible for all the parties.
However, sometimes there are issues that require Court intervention and it is important to get sound legal advice on your options and the best possible outcome for your situation and often to act quickly. I can assist with these matters and if required make urgent applications to the Court.
If you have been served with Court papers relating to child care it is important you seek advice as soon as possible.