Family Lawyers that help you navigate parenting arrangements and child custody on the Gold Coast & Brisbane
At Caldwell Family Lawyers on the Gold Coast & Brisbane the advice that we give clients is in relation to The Family Law Act 1975, which is ultimately focused to ensure the best interests of the children are met.
Before considering going to Court parties should attempt to reach an agreement through negotiations and mediation. If parenting arrangements can be made privately, Caldwell Family Lawyers can then formalise the agreement reached with consent orders that are filed in the Family Court.
If a parenting arrangement can’t be reached between separated parents, our Gold Coast and Brisbane lawyers can advise you about the next possible steps. This advice will vary depending on your particular situation.
Compulsory family dispute resolution on the Gold Coast & Brisbane
Parenting arrangements decided by the parents are favoured by the legal system. Most parents are required to attend Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and are further required to make a genuine attempt regarding child custody prior to making an application to the court. There are limited exceptions to this rule where parties do not have to attempt FDR prior to filing in court.
In our capacity as a children & family law firm, Caldwell Family Lawyers on the Gold Coast & Brisbane can arrange private Family Dispute Resolution mediations for our clients.
After attempting FDR, if there remain outstanding issues, our family lawyers can further negotiate on your behalf or if it is necessary we can assist you in making an application to the court.