Parenting matters, an overview
The issues that may be disputed in a parenting matter are numerous and often complex. They include: promoting healthy parenting behaviours; how parenting responsibility will be shared; how and what time will be spent with each parent; and how the extended family might need to be included. It may also include processes for making decisions about education, cultural and spiritual practices and health.
An Emerge Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner will help you both to clarify and simplify the issues in dispute and approach them systematically. Emerge will also assist you to identify the interests and needs of your children and work towards resolutions that best serve those interests.
A large part of the process will be spent exploring each issue and generating as wide a range of options as possible for potential resolution. Emerge understands that is really important for children of all ages to have both parents actively involved in their lives and working towards give them the best chance in life.
Emerge practitioners will not give you legal advice or impose solutions on you. Their role is to help you to come to a workable arrangement which you can then take to you advisers to ensure you and your children’s interests are protected. The process is a way of ensuring that you have choices in the way you parent in the future rather than having the court’s decision imposed on you.
Property and financial matters
Your property and financial dispute resolution process is a way to ensure that you have a say in how you and your former partner will divide your shared assets and finances and how you will provide for any children going forward.
Emerge practitioners will help you to ensure that all matters are dealt with systematically and that you consider the relevant circumstances when coming to a resolution. These include: financial and non-financial contributions made by each party; your personal resources; your physical and mental capacity for employment; care and control of any children; eligibility for superannuation or pension and whether you have anywhere to live, for example with a new partner.
A large part of the process will be spent exploring each issue and generating as wide a range of options as possible for potential resolution. Emerge understands that is really important for both parties to have authority in the way their shared assets are divided.
Emerge practitioners will not give you legal or financial advice or impose solutions on you. Their role is to help you to come to a workable arrangement which you can then take to you advisers to ensure your interests are protected.