Child Custody Lawyers in Brisbane & Caboolture
Child Custody Mediation and Negotiation for Separated Parents
Child custody matters are not just a strain on parents. When a marriage or relationship breaks down, it is a confusing and stressful time for children. Different kids will react in different ways depending on their age, personality, and how their parents interact with them and each other.
Separations and divorces can get messy, especially when there are kids involved. Hence the importance of child custody mediation. When children are in the picture, parents need to think about how this might impact their upbringing, both during the fraught and painful separation period and in the future. At Family Law Group Solicitors, we work with you to find a mutually agreeable child custody arrangement, often through a mediation process.
When coming to an arrangement for child custody the main concern is the welfare and well-being of the children. An ideal outcome is for:
However, due to a range of factors considered in each unique case, an ideal outcome is not always possible.
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Family Law Group Solicitors are expert child custody lawyers in Caboolture and Brisbane. Our friendly support team is ready to arrange an initial consultation for you.
Common Questions About Child Custody in Australia
The Benefits of Using Child Custody Solicitors
Working through mediation with a team of child custody solicitors isn’t guaranteed to avoid a more protracted court battle. However, going through mediation for child access has other benefits.
Preserving parental relationships
In a divorce or separation matter where children aren’t in the picture, things are typically simpler. In many cases, the ex-partners can split up, divide their assets, and move forward in life without needing to have much, if any, interaction with one another.
When children are in the picture, though, it is important to preserve a cordial and respectful relationship between the two parents. Even after a separation or divorce, these ex-spouses will often need to interact regularly as part of a co-parenting arrangement.
Sadly, contentious separations can render these types of ongoing relationships untenable. Hence the value in negotiating through your child custody attorney. And, if seeking a parenting order from the Court, using the services of a qualified mediator.
Reducing the impact on the child
Divorce can have a considerable effect on a child and his or her emotional development. Drawing kids into contentious court battles only worsens this impact.
Arriving at a child custody agreement through mediation is a gentler and quieter way to go about things, which can shield the child from much of the fallout from a divorce or separation.
Controlling the costs
Separation proceedings can be quite costly. By avoiding some of the back-and-forth between solicitors, and staying out of court, mediation can help shorten the process and minimise the cost.
How Family Law Group Solicitors Can Help You
If you are thinking about the future of your children’s custody, it is best to seek legal advice. Our team of family law solicitors will help you work through the factors the Court will consider in the decision-making process. These factors include having both parents involved in their lives, protecting the children from harm, and having adequate parenting to help them achieve their full potential.
You can speed up the child custody decision by working with your former partner and lawyers to make sure your children’s best interests are at heart.
Let Our Team of Expert Family Lawyers Help With Your Child Custody Matter
Family Law Group Solicitors has been operating since 2005, led by Hayley Cunningham. Hayley is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, as well as a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and an experienced mediator.
Call our office today on (07) 5499 2900 and one of our friendly staff can book you in for an initial consultation with a solicitor.
Or, you can send us a confidential enquiry by email using our contact page.