If you separate, there are many things that can change in your children’s life. Plans need to be made about where your children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent. As your children grow, decisions will need to be made about the their education, health and activities.
Every child is different, even within the same family. There are many factors that must be thought about when working out what will be the best for each child, as well as being realistic for both parents in the long term.
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This section has information about how the family law deals with decisions about parenting arrangements. Choose from the options below to find out:
- what legal assistance and resources are available to parents to help with separation and parenting arrangements
- how the court decides what arrangements are in the best interests of children
- how parents can make agreements for how to raise their children after separation
- what happens in Family Court cases about parenting orders.