Is it in the best interests of your grandchild or grandchildren that they live with you or spend time with you?

We meet with grandparents who know that their grandchildren need to spend more time with them or even in some cases live with them, but the parents will not allow it.

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For family law matters in Perth, Western Australia, the best interests of the child are paramount. Parents’ interests may take a backseat to those of the child. What might a court consider when determining what is in the best interests of a child?

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Child Support in Perth and Recovery Orders If your child has not been returned to you after school holiday visits Bodekers Family Lawyers & Mediators can assist. Recovery orders You may need a recovery order to have your child returned to live with you. A recovery order is a court order from a court such … Read more

In a 2015 family law case, a mother who recently obtained a tattoo was restrained (stopped) from breastfeeding her 11-month-old son. Concern as to the risk of HIV and hepatitis through breastfeeding was raised. Those orders were set aside by the Full Court. Breastfeeding can be raised in parenting (custody ) cases in family law. … Read more

Child support in Australia is taken very seriously by the family court of WA. People often ask how to separate with kids because when children are involved things become much more complicated. Are you a separated or divorced parent wanting to holiday this year with your children and needing the permission of the other parent? … Read more

Separation and divorce can be a very stressful time for parents and their children. Child support in family law requires each parent to provide financial assistance to the other parent for the costs involved in caring for a child or children. Children have the right to proper financial support and a lifestyle that provides them with … Read more

Parents are often required to make decisions regarding medical treatment on their child’s behalf. The parent’s wishes may not always be the final word in making the decision to provide treatment. Parents may be considered to be in the best position to decide what is in their child’s best interests as they are the most … Read more