FAMILY LAW SERVICES
DIVORCE & SEPARATION
With You Every Step of the Way
At Healthy Life Transitions we assist the couple to separate in a way that is respectful and yields the best possible outcome for all. Our practitioners assist by help parents and children cope with the challenging feelings and experiences that occur during this relationship transition. We work with parents individually and in some cases together to help them communicate about the family separation to their children; to create a child-focused parenting plan and work to develop a cooperative post-separation parenting relationship.
FAMILY LAW REPORTS
We offer a range of services to families within the Family Court system.
Our practitioners have experience writing reports for the Court and have specialist skills in assessing matters involving: developmentally appropriate parenting arrangements, attachment, relocation, parenting capacity, parental mental-health, family violence, and other complex separation matters.
Child Impact Report
A Child Impact Report is ordered by a registrar or judge. Child Impact Reports are generally ordered at a relatively early stage of court proceedings.
The purpose of a Child Impact Report is to provide information about the experiences and needs of children in the context of the dispute before the Court. The report will consider a range of issues such as your children’s development, your children’s relationships and the presence of risk factors (such as family violence). Child Impact Reports focus on the impact these types of issues have upon children and parenting. A Child Impact Report also helps the registrar or judge to understand what is happening for your children, and assists them in making decisions about how your case should be managed.
Family Reports provide an independent assessment of the issues in the case and can help the judge hearing the case to make decisions about arrangements for the child/ren. It may also help the parties reach an agreement.
In preparing the report, the practitioner considers the family’s circumstances, explores issues relevant to the case and recommends arrangements that will best meet the child/ren’s future care, welfare and developmental needs. The best interests of the child/ren are the main focus of the report.
Supervision of Orders (s 65L)
In some cases an Order may be made requiring compliance with the parenting order, as far as practicable, to be supervised and/or to provide the parents assistance as is reasonably requested in relation to compliance with, and the carrying out of, the parenting order. See Parenting Coordination.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to obtain information on costs, availability and professional qualifications and experience for our team.
Ongoing Support for Families
Parenting Coordination is a child centered intervention which is effective for conflicted families. Parenting Coordinators assist parents establish and maintain a healthy co-parenting relationship by reducing parental conflict and the risk factors that negatively influence a child’s post-separation adjustment. The overall emphasis of this case management approach is to support separated parents to focus parenting arrangements on the best interest of the child.