1 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
Hi there, it seems family law mediation worked the first time. This might work again. Mediation is great as an independent third party assists to resolve any issues. Perhaps get a parenting agreement in writing that both parents sign. We often use a parenting plan for this purpose. Once parents commit to arrangements on paper, it usually provides greater certainty. In the alternative, you could have a family lawyer like us write to her. What is important is to put the best interests of the child first and in many cases, a shared care arrangement is in the best interests of the child. There may be some issue with the mother's mental well-being that need to be considered if she is self-harming, especially if the child is being exposed to such behaviours. This information does not constitute legal advice.