Let Me See My Children

What Happens If A Child Wishes To Live With A Particular Parent

Whenever a couple who have children divorce there will many matters relating to those children that they will need to discuss with their family lawyers. Multiple aspects of those children’s lives need to be agreed and one of the most important will be which parent the children will live with.

That is usually the mother, however, there is nothing in Australian family law that states that has to be the case.  In fact, although children may live primarily with their mother, their father will share parental responsivity for their children.

This means that both parents will be required to discuss and agree on significant elements of each child’s upbringing. These include the choice of school for the child, decisions relating to their health, and how the child is going to be educated with regards to cultural and religious matters.