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SRL: Planning your case

It is important that you understand what you are trying to achieve, and then plan how you intend to present your case in court.

If you allow yourself to be diverted from your plan, you run the risk of failing to convince the court of the merits of your case. You will also waste time on unnecessary issues.

The possible consequences are twofold:

1. You won't get the orders you merit; and

2. It will take longer than it needs too.

For me - Shared Parenting is a Reality - Maybe it can be for you too!
Here is some items from a critique on our approach from our solicitor:

- We drowned the court in detail;

- We had a scatter gun approach; and

- We needed to focus on what's important.

Also, the court accepts that parents only have to do their "incompetent best". Which means that your standards may be higher than your ex's, but the court will accept that they are caring sufficiently for the child.

The main themes seem, to me at least, to be:

- Best interest of the child;

- Ability and willingness to facilitate;

- Ability to shared parent; and

- Ability to carry out shared parental responsibility.

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You run the risk of failing to address issues raised in evidence that do need to be addresses.

Even with a support person, or McKenzie friend, an SRL still needs to take notes, and allow themselves time to think.

For me - Shared Parenting is a Reality - Maybe it can be for you too!
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