parenting during a separation

Parenting During a Separation

Parenting during a separation is an emotionally difficult time. Making decisions in the best interests of your children can be stressful during a separation.

Our family lawyers can provide advice on navigating parenthood during a relationship breakdown, contact De Saxe O’Neill on 02 9948 3820.

A family lawyer is a worthwhile investment to make sure the interests of the children and family relationships are protected. No matter how amicable a separation is.

Our family lawyers have years of experience in parenting during a separation. We also act in cases of parental alienation and will advise you on your parental rights. Call our family lawyers on 02 9948 3820.

Areas We Can Assist In

Parenting Plans

We strongly encourage parents put in place a written agreement to clarify parenting arrangements. This can be done by implementing a parenting plan. Our experienced family lawyers will compile and put this in place. We keep up to date with all relevant literature and judicial decisions, so we can help you make these important decisions.

Family Court

In some cases, it may be necessary to go to the Family Court to obtain a parenting order. As expert custody lawyers, we will advise you on your rights and under the law. We will also explain the process in which the Family Court makes decisions about custody and care arrangements.

Parental Alienation

Children have the right to a relationship with both parents under Australian Family Law. However, in a divorce or separation sometimes one parent may take steps to intentionally sabotage the child’s relationship with the other parent. This is known as parental alienation.

If you are concerned that your co-parent is engaging in alienating behaviours, we will act for you in your parental alienation case.

Termination of Parental Rights

Under Australian law, children have the right to live in an environment where they are safe from harm.

If you are having concerns about the behaviour of your co-parent, which may include, sexual, physical or emotional abuse, get in touch with De Saxe O’Neill right away. We will advise on the steps that need to be taken, this can include termination of parental rights.


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  • Doyles Family Law
  • Doyles Parenting Law
  • Collaborative Professionals (NSW) inc
  • PEXA member
  • Just Fund Accredited
  • AACP

Contact Us

‘Bakery Mews’ Suite 6,
67 Wanganella Street, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Phone: 02 9948 3820