Separated couples can create stable and safe parenting arrangements for their children with a legally recognised Parenting Plan or binding Parenting Consent Orders. We have assisted thousands of Australians to put in place legal agreements for the care and wellbeing of their children.
We recommend Parenting Plans and Consent Orders as the two best ways to achieve this and we can help whether your situation is straightforward or complex.
What is a Parenting Plan?
A Parenting Plan is a written document agreed to and signed by both parents. It will usually cover things like:
- care arrangements for children;
- responsibilities of the parents;
- how decisions will be made about the care and welfare of the children;
- communication between all parties; how the parents will communicate with each other and how they will both communicate with the children.
A notable difference between Parenting Plans and Parenting Orders is that a Parenting Plan is not legally binding or enforceable.
What are Parenting Orders?
Parenting Orders are a written agreement that is approved by the Family Court and is binding and enforceable on the parties. You won’t have to attend any court hearings though, as your application is processed internally by the Court.
Common issues that can be dealt with in Parenting Orders include:
- where a child will live;
- when the child will spend time with each parent;
- medical and educational needs of the child; and
communication between all parties; how the parents will communicate with each other and how they will both communicate with the children.
Every family is unique, and arrangements such as special occasions (Christmas, birthdays, school holidays), regular contact, special needs, travel, and any safety issues, including family violence concerns, may also be relevant.
We can help whether your situation is straightforward or complex. You may already have a basic agreement with the other party, or you may have no agreement but want to get the process started.
Research has shown that children who enjoy stable and safe routines and environments are more likely to be happy and healthy and reach their full potential.
We can advise you regarding parenting arrangements and assist you to put in place legally recognised and binding agreements to serve the best interests of your child.
What can you expect from a Family Law Resolutions Parenting Arrangements Lawyer?
- Significant experience with children and parenting negotiations and finalization, from the very straightforward to the very complex
- We have assisted thousands of Australians in all States and Territories
- Practical advice and fast turnaround
- Fixed fees = cost certainty
A Parenting Plan is a written agreement that is legally recognised by the Family Court, however, a Parenting Plan is not binding on the parties. Parenting Plans are a fast and cost-effective way for parents to resolve issues and create stable arrangements for children.
A Consent Order (Parenting Orders) is a written agreement that is approved by the Family Court and is binding on the parties. Parenting Orders provide a safe and effective way for separated parents to put in place binding arrangements without attending Court.
Consent Orders - Property Settlement & Parenting Combined Package
Consent Orders can be used to create binding arrangements for both parenting arrangements (Parenting Orders) and property settlement, together in the same application.
We offer a service and pricing structures Suitable for straightforward parenting arrangements (either Parenting Plans or Parenting Orders) and property settlements as well as arrangements for more complex issues.
Our pricing package offers competitive discounts for clients seeking both parenting consent orders and property settlement at the same time.