When parties separate and there is a minor child or children involved, there may be disagreement as to which parent should have parental responsibility of the child/children and the living arrangements for the child/children as well as how much time the child/children should spend with the other parent.
When parties are considering these matters, it is important that the paramount consideration is what is in the child or children’s best interest.
WHY DO YOU NEED A FAMILY LAWYER FOR A PARENTING MATTER?
A family lawyer is required in parenting matters when the parties are not in agreement with respect to the arrangements for the child/children. Family lawyers have the expertise to advise you about any proposed orders and the effects or consequences of same.
Brydens Lawyers can also advise you about the requirements prior to initiating proceedings as well as what you can seek in relation to the living arrangements and time with your child/children and whether the decisions relating to your child/children (parental responsibility) should be shared equally or solely with one (1) parent.
WHAT WILL THE FAMILY LAWYER ORGANISE FOR YOU?
A family lawyer can advise you of what you can expect when it comes to parenting proceedings.
They can arrange a mediation between you and the other party in an attempt to reach an agreement and if an agreement is reached, draft orders by way of consent and have it filed with the Court and to ensure it is enforceable.
We can also prepare your court documents and represent you in court at the various stages of your proceedings and advise you of the matters that should be addressed in your documents such as your Affidavit.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A FAMILY LAWYER?
You should consult a family lawyer as early as possible, and preferable before any orders are signed or made between the parties.
It is imperative to consult a family lawyer with respect to the parenting arrangements for children because it may essentially be enforceable until the minor child attains the age of 18 years.
Brydens Lawyers are able to advise the parties of the possible effects and/or consequences of the proposed arrangements and ensure that these arrangements are practical and consider the best interest of the child/children at all times.
If there are serious allegations or any risk posed to the child/children or the parent to whom the child/children are in the primary care of, it is important to consult a family lawyer to ensure these risks are alleviated and addressed.
WHAT ARE THE
The legal fee varies on a case by case basis and is dependent upon the age of your children, the instructions you provide to the family lawyer and the nature of the work to be undertaken.
To find out more, contact our office to discuss your matter further.
WHY ARE BRYDEN’S LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?
Brydens Lawyers provide you free legal advice family law with honest and concise advice and provide you with all the information you need when it comes to the parenting arrangements for your child/children at a reasonable cost.
We understand that every person’s circumstances are different and will do our best to ensure the best outcome for you with free legal advice family law.
Brenden, a client of our Family Law division.