In circumstances where parents require enforceable arrangements in relation to their children, court orders are required, and can be made either via consent or through the court. There are many aspects of the best interests of the child requirements, however, for the purposes of this piece, the focus will only be on the primary and additional considerations of the court.
Considerations of the court
The most important consideration of the court when issuing an order, is the best interests of the child. The manner in which the court will determine what is in a child’s best interests is found in s 60CC of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)(the Act) and is broken down as primary and additional considerations.
Primary considerations: the primary considerations are as follows:
Additional considerations: the additional considerations are as follows:
For any person that may be experiencing any family law issues should contact a legal practitioner who will be able to assist with their matter.