Of great concern to clients upon a family breakdown is the arrangements to be put in place for the care of children after the separation of their parents.
However, clients are usually reassured to learn that under Australian law, it is presumed (unless proven otherwise) that it is in the best interests of children that their parents have an equal shared parental responsibility of the children after separation.
It is also presumed (unless proven otherwise) to be in the child or children’s best interests to have a close and continuing relationship with both parents after separation.
From these basic principles, our experienced family lawyers are motivated to ensure that our family law clients have the full benefit of these legal presumptions, and are not being denied a close and continuing relationship with their children.
Of course, issues of risk and danger to children, parents or other involved adults, are central to formulating parenting arrangements that are in the children’s best interests – and the team at Argent Law are alert to these issues and experienced in dealing with them in the course of negotiating consent parenting arrangements between the parents, or when running litigation in the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court of Australia.