Top 10 Parenting Order Examples to Suit Your Family Situation

Top 10 Parenting Order Examples to Suit Your Family Situation

Top 10 Parenting Order Examples to Suit Your Family Situation

Separation is an exhausting process for all parties involved, especially when it comes to parenting orders. In this article we will cover 10 parenting order examples and look at which family situations are suited to the right parenting order.

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#1 Equal

In an equal arrangement, both parents will have an equal and shared say on various aspects of the child’s life. This can range from education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. If the parents are of a similar beliefs from the beginning then there shouldn’t be too many issues.

#2 Maternal Grandparents

There are some instances where a court deems that both parents aren’t the best option to raise a child. In such instances, the maternal grandparents may be placed in charge. The long-term obligations are generally identical to what would be expected of parents in the same situation.

#3 Sole Education, Shared Life

Some judges will rule that one parent will have the final say on matters concerning the education of a child but that all decisions beyond that scope must still be decided mutually. This is common if one parent has a background in education.

#4 Rooted Parenting

Certain parenting orders have both the mother and the father share responsibility for the child, except in situations where their child would be relocated by a significant distance. This isn’t as common as some of the other options listed above can be appropriate in certain situations.

#5 Multi-Child Split

Households that have multiple children may find that the court rules differently for each child. For instance, parent A may retain full rights to child B while parent B retains full rights to child A. There are many factors that can influence which parent will get custody of which child.

#6 Geographic Authority

In such situations, the parent that the child is currently staying with, will have control over decisions without the need to consult the other party. Long-term issues are exempt from this rule as both parents will need to come to a mutual decision.

#7 Medical Mutuality

Judges may require that one parent notify the other if the child is injured, falls ill, or suffers from a medical emergency. Authorising medical professionals to contact the other parent is also a must in parenting orders such as this.

#8 Consistent Schooling

If a child is performing well in school then a judge may rule that one parent can’t enrol the child in a different university unless there’s mutual and written consent showing that both parents agree to the shift.

#9 Travel Ban

In some parenting orders, the parent cannot take their child out of Australia nor can they authorise someone else to do so unless they have the consent of the other parent. Violation of these terms can lead to serious legal ramifications.

#10 Surname Solidarity

There are particular parenting orders — albeit relatively rare — in which parents need to take reasonable measures to ensure that their child retains the same surname after the separation has been finalised.


Regardless of which parenting order takes precedent, Split Easy has the right tools to make the separation or divorce easier on both the parents and the children. 

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