The phrase “best interests of the child” is one you will often hear. It’s a well-meaning statement, but it can ring hollow, depending on the situation. This is especially the case if you face the added pressure and complexity of dealing with an uncooperative partner, or someone suffering from mental health issues such as depression or narcissism or battling with drug or alcohol addiction.
How does divorce or separation impact children?
The impact of parental separation on children is well-documented. The negative effects can be both deeply traumatic and far-reaching, affecting their development well into adulthood.
In times of high stress and anxiety, this impact can be incredibly difficult to grasp, often because the insight required to put the children first may be clouded by fear, panic or mental health issues.
The right experience, advice and counsel can make an enormous difference when negotiating and mapping out child custody arrangements. It can assist your child’s emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing over their journey through to adulthood.
If you are thinking of relocating with your children interstate or overseas after a relationship breakdown, specialist legal advice is essential.
Why are we the child custody lawyers Perth families need?
Sorting through these situations is not straight-forward. It requires the balancing of your needs against the needs of the children, and their right to have a meaningful relationship with the other parent.
Loukas Law are the child custody lawyers Perth families need in delicate separation or divorce proceedings. We have the track record to show for it too. We have acted in many child custody and relocation matters and are confident in advocating to achieve the best outcomes for you and your family.