In the world of family law in Australia, things can change in how parents handle their responsibilities over time. Whether you have a legal agreement, a parenting plan
, or just a casual arrangement, the process of making changes depends on what kind of agreement you have. In this article, we will look at how you can change your parenting arrangements
and what you need to know, explained in easy-to-understand language.
Before we dive into the details of changing your parenting arrangements
, it's important to know if you have a parenting order, parenting plan, or just a casual agreement. Each type has its own rules and ways to make changes.
If you want to make changes, the first step (as long as it's safe and doesn't break any rules) is talking to the other person or people involved. You can talk directly or, if you have a lawyer, they can help with the communication.
If talking doesn't work, you can get legal help. Family dispute resolution counseling is one way to get assistance in reaching an agreement about the changes.
If you already have a court parenting order, you will need to show that something important has changed to make a modification. It's crucial to think about whether the proposed changes are best for the child.