Cavanagh Gillies Family Lawyers

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CHILDREN & PARENTING CASES

Who we help

We act for parents, step-parents, grandparents, adult siblings and other family members who are involved in all kinds of children and parenting cases.

How we help

Where you and the other party or other parties involved in a children and parenting case agree about the living, care and welfare arrangements for the children, we can:

  • Advise you regarding the terms of a proposed agreement drafted by or on behalf of another party;
  • Negotiate on your behalf in relation to the wording of a proposed agreement;
  • Draft a parenting plan or consent orders documenting the agreement.

Where there is a dispute in a children and parenting case, we can:

  • Advise you about the law which applies to children and parenting cases, how it relates to your case and your options for resolving the dispute out of court;
  • Provide you with advice prior to or following family dispute resolution;
  • Represent you at family dispute resolution;
  • Provide you with advice to enable you to negotiate a parenting agreement with the other party or parties;
  • Negotiate with the other party or parties on your behalf and endeavour to reach agreement regarding the children and parenting case;
  • Advise you in relation to making or responding to a court application in a children and parenting case;
  • Assist you to represent yourself in making or responding to a court application;
  • Act for you in making or responding to a court application.

Our experience

We have experience with children and parenting cases involving a wide variety of issues, such as:

Abuse allegations Breach of court orders Change of a child’s name
Child abduction Child relocation Contact refusal
Death of a parent DOCS involvement Drug & alcohol dependence
Family violence Grandparent contact Non-parent carers
Overseas parent Overseas travel Mental health issues
Parentage testing Parental alienation Personality disorders
Religious observance School choice Separation of siblings
Shared parenting Special needs children Variation of existing orders

Information about children and parenting cases

Click on the links below to access information about children and parenting cases.

Best interests of the child
Parental responsibility
Request a call from a Family Law Accredited Specialist

Cavanagh Gillies Family Lawyers

CHILDREN & PARENTING CASES

Who we help

We act for parents, step-parents, grandparents, adult siblings and other family members who are involved in all kinds of children and parenting cases.

How we help

Where you and the other party or other parties involved in a children and parenting case agree about the living, care and welfare arrangements for the children, we can:

  • Advise you regarding the terms of a proposed agreement drafted by or on behalf of another party;
  • Negotiate on your behalf in relation to the wording of a proposed agreement;
  • Draft a parenting plan or consent orders documenting the agreement.

Where there is a dispute in a children and parenting case, we can:

  • Advise you about the law which applies to children and parenting cases, how it relates to your case and your options for resolving the dispute out of court;
  • Provide you with advice prior to or following family dispute resolution;
  • Represent you at family dispute resolution;
  • Provide you with advice to enable you to negotiate a parenting agreement with the other party or parties;
  • Negotiate with the other party or parties on your behalf and endeavour to reach agreement regarding the children and parenting case;
  • Advise you in relation to making or responding to a court application in a children and parenting case;
  • Assist you to represent yourself in making or responding to a court application;
  • Act for you in making or responding to a court application.

Our experience

We have experience with children and parenting cases involving a wide variety of issues, such as:

  • Abuse allegations
  • Breach of court orders
  • Change of a child’s name
  • Child abduction
  • Child relocation
  • Contact refusal
  • Death of a parent
  • DOCS involvement
  • Drug & alcohol dependence
  • Grandparent contact
  • Non-parent carers
  • Overseas parent
  • Overseas travel
  • Mental health issues
  • Parentage testing
  • Parental alienation
  • Personality disorders
  • Religious observance
  • School choice
  • Separation of siblings
  • Shared parenting
  • Special needs children
  • Variation of existing orders

Information about children and parenting cases

Click on the links below to access information about children and parenting cases.

Best interests of the child
Parental responsibility
Request a call from a Family Law Accredited Specialist