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Navigating Back to School for Separating Families


January each year is frantic ‘back to school’ time. Families everywhere are rushing to organise school shoes, uniforms, lunchboxes and other school supplies. However, for many families, what is already a stressful time, can be made even more difficult if the parents are separated.

Parents need to negotiate agreements as to how much time the children spend with each parent, where the children will live and who is responsible for the day-to-day care and transport of children to and from school.  Often these decisions can add to the stress.

If your relationship with your partner has broken down and you have school-aged children you need to consider the following:

It is recommended to have any agreement both clear and in writing from the start – to avoid potential disagreements and conflict in the future and help things runs more smoothly for your children.

For more information on Parenting Orders or advice on Parenting Agreements contact our experienced Family Law Team on 47220220.

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