Family Lawyers For Issues Related To Children
Children are the most vulnerable party in the whole scenario of separation and divorce. The Family Law of Australia takes enough consideration of their care and provision. The first concern of any parent when they separate or divorce is how to provide to their child, how to share the child custody and what rights can be claimed out of financial settlements. As parents, all the partners wish to make this transition as smooth as possible to the children and part on amicable terms so that children can continue to enjoy both parents’ care and attention.
Child Support Agency & Child Support Agreement
At first, Child Support Agency assesses the situation and help arrive at a child support agreement, with this, the onus lies on the adoptive or legal parents to fulfill the parental responsibilities. Same sex partners have the same rights and responsibilities as the legal parents towards their adopted child.
The parents have option to choose either Limited Child Support Agreement or Binding Child Support Agreement. Limited Child Support Agreement should be in writing, signed by both the partners and the amount assigned for provision and care of the child should be at least what the Child Support Agency has advised.
During this process, lot of difference of opinions might arise between the partners, failing to arrive at any mutual, amicable arrangements. Family Lawyers of Melbourne can be asked for intervention as legal advisors and mediate between the partners and help arrange best possible care and after divorce support to their child.
Binding Child Support Agreement must have legal advisers at both the sides who sign and certify their advice to both the parties; the copy of which is included in the Child Support Agreement. The amount of provision and care need not be in line with the suggested amount by Child Support Agency.
If couple feel there are changes required in the Child Support Agreement after its drafting, they must terminate it by entering a new agreement or agreeing in writing or by court order or notional assessment or if the agreement is more than 3 years old you can terminate it to simple agreement.
In cases of child abuse, juvenile abduction, parental neglect etc., the specialized Melbourne lawyers can seek court intervention and protection on your behalf. Even the well-wishers from family can participate and be a party in parenting order.