If your marriage or relationship breaks down you will be in a very emotional and fragile state of mind. You may not be able to function rationally. This is when you need the guidance of an experienced lawyer to deal with your emotional state, consider the best way to deal with your case without heading to court and acting in your best interests by protecting or enforcing your legal rights. At the same time we will make every effort to avoid a blowout in your legal costs.
WHAT IS BEST FOR MY CHILDREN?
In a nutshell one of the major issues a partner or spouse should consider on the breakdown of the relationship is how to protect the children, and minimise the emotional fallout that will be suffered by the children when they realise their parents are no longer together.
From our experience one party will often use the children as pawns to achieve his or her aims, which is usually to achieve a higher property settlement, or pay reduced child support.
One of the factors to determine the amount to be paid for child support is based on the time each parent spends with the children. The paying parent thus tries to maximise the time spent with the children to reduce the child support payments, without considering the welfare of the child.
If the matter ends up in court the law states that the best interests of the child is the most important factor..
If you would like further information on the Family Law Services we offer, please call ( (02) 9412 2493 )for a free consultation or send us an enquiry and we will get back to you.