Saturday, 10 September 2016 17:41

Dads - Scheduling Access to your Children

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Are you a separated Dad and not enjoying valuable time with your children?

Many Dad's who are separated, find themselves in a situation where their partner's are seemingly withholding the children fron them.

They may have had an informal agreement, or even a parenting plan when they felt assured their former partner valued the Dad's relationship with their children, and indicated they were very willing to support this ongoing contact.

It can be very confusing and frustrating when all of a sudden, you find that the time you had previously spent with the children seems to be diminishing.  Excuses are repeatedly given as to why your next scheduled visit cannot occur.   

What is the Children's other parent really thinking? 

 

 

What can I do about it?

 

 

 

 

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Are you a grandparent, supportive relative or close family friend, and denied the right to spend time with the children of a separated couple?

You have the right to continue the relationship you have had with the children of a separated couple. In fact it is imperative that the relationships children have had when the family unit was together, are maintained as much as possible. The aim is to avoid unnecessary disruption to the children's lives.  

This is encouraged through the Family Law Act. 

The Best way to have your Rights Recongnized

Do you know if a Parenting Plan is in place? The best way to ensure contact with your grandchildren / neices/ nephews or children of close frends who are separated and who have been an important part of your chidren's lives, is to have the negotiated arrangements written into a Parenting Plan. A Parenting Plan is established through the help of a trained Mediator or Family Dispute Practitioner who will assist the parties (parents, carers and signifcant others) to negotiate these arrangements. 

A parenting plan may already have been set up, but a new plan can be made to replace it. A Parenting Plan can also be submitted to the Family Court as Consent Orders. Then it becomes legally binding.

If you are a grandparent, carer or significant person in the child's life, contact us for a confidential and FREE 30 min discussion. We will help you work out what steps you can take to help. 

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