After divorce, the parenting rights to the children of the marriage must be set out and agreed upon by both parties. If an agreement cannot be reached, the Court may be involved in issuing a parenting order. The Court will consider a range of different issues and decide what parenting arrangement will be in the best interests of the child.
If the parenting arrangement is left for the Court to decide, it becomes a difficult process for a number of reasons. First, the process can be very long and the legal fees may add up to a large sum. Secondly, the outcome is unpredictable as the Court will make the decision based on the best interests of the child and the duty of both parents to care for the child.
Our team suggests that if a consensus cannot be reached by both parties, negotiating on the terms will be a better solution than requesting a parenting order by the Court. Our family law team can represent you throughout the negotiation process and all legal procedures to finalize your agreement. We can also assist you on the terms of payment, payment options, and any other demand.