Areas of LAW

FAMILY LAWYER CHILDREN’S MATTERS

CHILDREN’S MATTERS INCLUDE:

  • Child Support Law
  • Child Custody Law
  • Child Protection Law

The Australian Legal Practice Family Lawyers understand how important and sensitive this issue can be and therefore make it a priority to get the best result for your children. We’ll do our best to make sure you get a fair share in your children’s upbringing. Under family law, each parent is presumed to have parental responsibility for a child. But the details of care, contact and child support are your decision – or the Court’s. We can assist you and your former partner to develop a formal parenting plan, an agreement covering your child’s residence, contact, and maintenance.

Otherwise, courts have the power to make parenting orders, on the application of either parent, a child’s carer, or the child itself. Although the primary consideration is the best interests of the child, the court will make its decision based on a wide variety of factors, such as the child’s relationship with each parent, parental attitudes, and capacity to provide.

On occasions, there is a need to move very urgently, for example, to prevent a child being taken from the country. The Australian Legal Practice will deal with these matters as efficiently and effectively as possible so that we obtain the orders that you need to protect your child. Not all matters are this urgent. However The Australian Legal Practice will be able to recognise those matters that require urgent attention.