Parent’s Duties to Children After Separation – Family Law Firm

May 4, 2016 – at 2:21 am – by Bodekers Family Lawyers

The Family Law Act 1975 uses the term “parental responsibility” meaning “…all the duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which, by law, parents have in relation to children.”

The court has the ability to change the extent of each parent’s parental responsibility, if necessary.

One way which a court can do this is with a “parenting order”, limiting or expanding a parent’s responsibility to the child. An order can also determine how those responsibilities are to be carried out.

Children’s matters can be complex. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who has been working in family law for over 20 years.

Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet.

Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek advice specific to your circumstances. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding children’s matters.

Email our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker at, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.