in all marriage separations, the children, especially the minor ones become the target of controversy.
Many children are left unattended by the divorced spouses, who wanted a new life after a miserable marriage.
Thus, today under the Australian Family Court, the requirements before the final decree of divorce is granted are more detailed and strict because the domestic courts are concentrating on the welfare of the children.
No doubt, divorce is inevitable in this modern society. When a marriage is beyond reconciliation, there is no other way but to legally part ways. But separation from one spouse does not mean that they are simply free from their obligations. It means that they are legally free from their marital ties, but they still have to consider the welfare of their kids.
Under the domestic courts of Australia, couples cannot be granted a final decree of their divorce until the court is satisfied that they have made the necessary and best arrangements for their children, especially the minor ones. They are not allowed to just leave their children to foster parents or to an adoption or to survive by themselves in the streets. The domestic courts will take extra consideration because these children will be the next generation to come in this nation. After all, studies reveal that most of the child delinquents start from broken homes.
Now, in addition to the provisions and programs enacted by our domestic courts, many institutions also assist children of broken marriages. There are child welfare programs which any child or a spouse can avail. All they have to do is just to seek help and discuss all the details.
There is no need to be embarrassed of the situation. In any marital problem, we always have to consider what is best and not just consider our feelings and pride.
Disclaimer : This article provides basic information only and is not a substitute for a professional or legal advice. It is prudent to obtain legal advice from a family lawyer.