Our family lawyers understand these disputes can be highly emotive and stressful as they come at a difficult period of your life. We therefore do what we can to prevent you from having to go to Court. We encourage the resolution of disputes, through negotiation, conciliation and counselling.
Where this is not possible, we will prepare and conduct proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Family Court of Australia with the utmost professionalism.
Salisbury based CARES Family Lawyers will be able to assist you in all areas of Family Law including:
- Children’s Issues and Parenting Orders including:
- living with arrangements (formerly residence/custody)
- spending time with arrangements (formerly contact)
- relocation applications (i.e. change of child’s address)
- Matrimonial & De facto Property Settlement including:
- superannuation splitting orders
- same sex partnerships
- Urgent Orders including:
- Location orders
- Recovery orders
- International Children’s Issues including:
- Hague Convention applications
- Enforcement of Orders (e.g. ensuring compliance with Orders) including:
- Contravention applications
- Spousal Maintenance
- Domestic Violence
- The rights of Grandparents, Step-Grandparents & significant persons
- Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
- Annulment of Marriages
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Common questions about Family Law
Very generally your options are as follows:
- Verbal agreement. There is no requirement that parties have to go to Court or record their arrangements for their children. Verbal arrangements work best when parents are able to communicate well with each other and have minimal disagreements.
- Complete a Parenting Plan. This is a record of the arrangements made, which is signed and dated by both parents. Whilst it is not legally binding it is legally significant (i.e. a Judge will take this Parenting Plan into consideration when working out what is in the best interests of the child). A Parenting Plan is accepted by Centrelink and the Child Support Agency.
- Seek legal assistance with the drafting of Consent Minutes of Order. This makes your agreement with your ex-partner regarding arrangements for your child/children legally binding. Keep in mind that the only way to change a Court Order is via agreement with the other party or by Order of the Court (i.e. going to Court and asking them to change it).