Parenting arrangements including lives with and time with arrangements (formerly known as custody and access) can be discussed and agreed between the parents / caregivers.

These arrangements can remain in place on an informal basis or can be formalised through parenting plans or parenting orders.

Parenting orders are legally binding arrangements which can cover a wide range of matters including:

  • Parental responsibility and decision-making powers
  • With whom the child will live (formerly known as Custody)
  • The amount of time a child will be spend or communicate with the other parent (formerly known as Access)
  • Special issues

Where parties are not able to reach agreement, they may consider seeking an independent person to assist them.  This could be through mediation or through judicial determination. 

For a confidential discussion about which arrangements would best suit you, contact Claire Naidu & Co.  Click here for the contact details.