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Child Custody & Family Dispute Lawyer

Parenting disputes can be one of the most difficult parts of a separation, as you see children feeling like they have to choose a parent, or struggling with their feelings around separation. We work collaboratively with you to assist to identify what is in your children’s best interests, what their rights are, what your rights are, and how best to achieve those rights and your goals through mediation, pre-Court negotiations, or Court action if necessary.

We are experts and have decades of experience working through equal share care or 50/50 arrangements, protecting children from abusive or controlling parents, and litigating complex and sensitive areas of parenting law, such as international or interstate relocation, and abuse or sexual abuse allegations.

Whether parenting is the main issue or part of a wider structure, we work to help you resolve your case as early, and as cost-effectively, as possible in your circumstances, while standing up for your rights and answering sometime outlandish allegations with facts and evidence.

OUR FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS TEAM

Richard Hamilton
Erin Trantino
Stacey Raphael

Topics We’ve Written About

Service of Court Papers – The Ordinary and the Extraordinary

Service of Court Papers – The Ordinary and the Extraordinary

Recently, director and actor Olivia Wilde was handed an envelope while on stage when she was attending a trade show in the United States of America. As it turned out, the envelope apparently contained Court documents from her ex-partner regarding a parenting matter....

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Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 6)

Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 6)

“If you are moving out of the family home due to separation ensure you take copies of photos and personal identification documents (such as passports, birth certificates and citizenship/visa documents) with you so as to avoid them getting lost or held hostage by your...

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Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 5)

Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 5)

“Do not publish any details about Family Law proceedings.  It is a criminal offence to publish the names of parties and children involved in Court proceedings or make any reference to court officials, Judges, Lawyers or experts involved in the proceedings.” “Avoid...

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Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 4)

Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 4)

“If you are recently separated and in the midst of negotiating a property settlement avoid purchasing any property, business, shares or expensive possessions until after your property matters are resolved as these assets will likely be included in your joint asset...

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    Nevett Ford Melbourne Pty Ltd

    ABN: 144 697 790

    Level 16, South Tower, Rialto Building, 525 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000