A parenting plan is a written agreement between parents that outlines the arrangements for the care and responsibilities of their children following separation or divorce.
Consent Orders are legally binding agreements approved by a court, providing an enforceable resolution agreed upon by both parents.
A mediator helps separated parents find mutually acceptable solutions, fostering a more amicable resolution to disputes.
Where parties cannot reach agreement, action can be pursued through the Court system.
Drawing on our extensive experience, we provide guidance on various approaches and models to craft a personalised parenting plan and arrangement.
We're here to offer solutions that prioritise the well-being of your children, and you as a parent.
This not a DIY solution, and our lawyers will work closely with you every step of the way.
Our customised packages are made with a focus on understanding the level of amicability between parents as a starting point. From this assessment, we determine the most appropriate options to achieve the desired outcome.
Our range of services includes:
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Parenting Plans are best suited to couples in a low-conflict situation, where they are able to come to basic agreement on how to pursue a co-parenting arrangement.
A Parenting Plan will cover in detail all the logistics of daily life, such as scheduled time with each parent (and grandparents and extended family), transportation, school schedules, extracurricular activities, and healthcare needs. We will ensure that the plan is feasible and sustainable for both parents, whilst also being flexible in particular circumstances if necessary.
Mediation is suited for parents who would benefit from third-party, impartial assistance in reaching agreement.
We work with accredited Family Dispute Resolution professionals who will work with both parties to find a solution that is appropriate for all parties.
On agreement, we will draft a Parening Plan. Alternativley Consent Orders can be applied for through the Family Court, if a more legally enforceable option is suitable.
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Using the Courts as a forum to manage your Separation should only ever be a last resort. The Courts are slow, massively backlogged, and the Court’s adversarial nature is not necessary for couples who not in a high-conflict situation.
Our approach has an average 6 week turnaround time.
No need to come in to the office. The team is available online and across Australia.
Our fees are transparent, and we provide fixed fees on many of our services.
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Unsure about how we operate, or with aspects of the separation process? We've compiled a list of commonly asked questions and provided answers for your ease of reference.
Consent Orders are structured in a similar way to a parenting plan, in that they provide specific directions as to the day to day co-parenting arrangements.
However unlike a Parenting Plan, they are submitted to the Court, after which they become legally binding on the parents.
As the term 'consent' implies, the parents need to agree on the orders before they are presented to the Court.
A parenting plan is a written agreement made by the parents about how their children will be cared for.
It can cover living arrangements, school holidays, communication and other aspects of a child's life.
A parenting plan can be changed by agreement or court order.
Although this agreement is signed and dated by the child's parents, a parenting plan is not legally enforceable.
A parenting order is made by the Courts when the parents cannot come to agreement on parent arrangements.
The court will produce an order for how the children are to be cared for after separation between co parents. These parenting orders must be followed.
Time with grandparents or other family member can (and should) be included in parenting plans, consent orders or court orders.
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Our legal team is composed of experienced lawyers specialising in family law, holding an Australian legal practising certificate. Our team possesses specialised expertise in family law, including separation, divorce, parenting and related matters.
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