Our team of child custody lawyers have a wealth of experience in parenting matters and can help you to navigate the legal process, including:
- Advising you on the alternative dispute resolution process;
- Drafting a Parenting Plan or Consent Orders should you and your partner reach an agreement;
- Representing you in Court where necessary
- Providing advice about different types of parenting arrangements following separation and which arrangements may be suitable for individual circumstances;
- Attending family dispute resolution or mediation and negotiating agreement about parenting arrangements;
- Preparing parenting consent order;
- Appearing at court for interim hearings and final hearings for parenting matter;
- Appearing at special court hearings for parenting matters including relocation matters, recovery orders and Hague convention matter;
- Representation in Contravention Proceedings Representation to amend or vary existing parenting arrangement;
- Appealing parenting order.
Many people are able to settle their disputes out of court and, particularly where children are involved, we advocate for this approach wherever possible. A child custody lawyer help you reach your goals.
Where you and your partner are able to agree, you can either sign a Parenting Plan or file Consent Orders, both of which will outline an arrangement agreed to by both parties. We understand the trauma that separation brings and advocate for this approach because it is not only timely and more cost effective but also allows the family unit to maintain a level of self-determination.
However, should you and your partner be unable to reach an agreement outside of Court, you are not alone. We will represent you in an application for Parenting Orders, throughout the Court process, through to Final Hearing. We understand that this can be a distressing time and we will tailor solutions and support to suit your situation.
Parenting arrangements can include provision for:
- Living arrangements;
- Visitation (with you, your partner, and other family members);
- Travel arrangements; and