Best Interests of the Child

The paramount consideration in any matter concerning parenting or children is the best interests of the child/ren. The Family Law Act (“the Act”) sets out certain criteria which the Court must have regard to when making decisions regarding children. This criterion is set out below. It is important that you understand that each family is different and each child is unique. It is for this reason that the Court has the power to take into account any other fact or circumstance that the court thinks is relevant in each case.