Children’s and Parenting Issues

The lawyers at Carr & Co have a wealth of experience in dealing with Children's and parenting issues.

See the articles below which discuss the various Children's and parenting issues that arise in the Family Court.

Sex worker parents in the Family Court: sex workers first, parents second?

November 8, 2021

In parenting matters, the occupation of a parent is not usually a contentious issue. If a party is gainfully employed, able to support the child or children on their wages, and their work can accommodate parenting arrangements, that is usually the end of the story. However, where a parent to the proceedings is employed as a sex worker, their occupation is often made subject to further scrutiny by the Court.

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From breadwinner to homemaker: What happens if I become a stay-at-home parent and we subsequently separate?

October 25, 2021
From breadwinner to homemaker: What happens if I become a stay-at-home parent and we subsequently separate?

It is inevitable that when a couple decide to become parents, work arrangements and routines need to be adjusted to meet the care needs of their new child or children.

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No jab, no say? Can the Family Court order children to be vaccinated without a parent’s consent?

October 18, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a widening range of family law disputes, such that the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia have established a dedicated court list for dealing with COVID-19 related family law disputes. One of the main disputes is a disagreement in relation to children being vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Preparing for Conciliation Conferences, Child Related Proceedings and Case Assessment Conferences

June 28, 2021

Three videos have been produced by the Family Court of Western Australia to provide parties with the necessary information required to prepare for Conciliation Conferences, Child Related Proceedings and Case Assessment Conferences. The videos outline the purpose of each court event, the parties’ rights and responsibilities, the relevant documents and essential information that will be required, how the conference or hearing will run on the day, and the next steps following each court event.

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Post Separation Parenting – Parenting Plans

February 11, 2021

As the name suggests, a parenting plan is simply a written agreement between separated parents concerning the parenting of their children. There are no special court forms or templates needed.

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Shared parenting arrangements in the snap lockdown

February 1, 2021

With the implementation of the 5 day snap lockdown in Western Australia, there are many uncertainties surrounding our day to day lives. In particular, people are understandably uncertain regarding their obligations pursuant to parenting orders and shared care arrangements, so we would like to help clear up any confusion that you may have.

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Tis the season to prepare yourself for Christmas – Volume Two: Planning & Compromising

December 11, 2020

There are just two weeks until Christmas, it is essential that you make arrangements for what you intend to do over the festive season. Like anything, if you leave planning until the last minute you are guaranteed to be stressed or disappointed.

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Tis the season to prepare yourself for Christmas – Volume One: Care Arrangements

October 15, 2020

The festive season is a hard time for separated families as they may be compelled to completely change the way in which they celebrate Christmas or face the possibility of missing out on Christmas traditions they previously treasured almost completely.

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Why litigate when you can mediate?

September 3, 2020

Now more than ever the Courts, the lawyers and the parties are turning to mediation as a means to resolve their disputes.

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Frequently asked family law questions answered by a Family Court lawyer

June 11, 2020

Thinking about embarking on the road to separation is bound to raise in one’s mind many pertinent questions about which there can be economically vitally important answers. Read on to find out the answers to the top five most frequently asked questions by a new client in this situation.

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