When there is a child involved, you may need some assistance after the breakdown of a relationship between yourself and the other parent of the child. Whether this is to determine who the child should live with or how much time should be spent with the other parent, Gold Coast Lawyers is here to help.
The breakdown of any relationship is always hard and emotional but is a lot more difficult when there is a child stuck in the middle. Because of this, it may be best to have a lawyer act on your behalf. Our lawyers are compassionate and understanding as we understand that this is a difficult time for all parties involved.
Will I have to go to court?
We always aim to resolve before they go to court whenever possible. Our lawyers have the skills necessary when negotiating an agreement concerning the time that each parent will spend with the child. We always set out to resolve this as amicably, quickly and cheaply as possible
Once an agreement is reached, this can be filed with the court as ‘Consent Orders’ under the Family Law Act. This will then give both parties the peace of mind and security that there is now an order in place. Both parties must then abide by the agreement, as the Breaching of Court Orders is considered a very serious by the Family Courts and is acted upon accordingly.
What if We Cannot reach an agreement?
If an agreement cannot be reached, we have lawyers who are well equipped to represent your case in the Federal Magistrates Court or the Family Court of Australia. An Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) may be appointed by the court if there are any significant issues. ICL’s serve to guide the Court as an independent voice.
When a parenting order is made by the court, the child’s best interests are the main consideration. It is always not the case that the child will spend an equal amount of time with each parent.
How Do I Get in Touch?
You can call family lawyers Gold Coast today on 00000 for a free initial consultation or send us a message at the bottom of the page and we will call you!
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