family and relationships

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

Divorce – Frequently Asked Questions

Divorce – Frequently Asked Questions

Many legal commentators have noted the spike in Australian couples seeking Divorce since the commencement of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is suspected that extended lockdown periods have either forced couples to be apart from each other or spend 24/7 at home together. In...

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$100 Million Dollar Funding Boost to the Family Law System

$100 Million Dollar Funding Boost to the Family Law System

On 11 May 2021, the Morrison Government announced significant funding to the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia as part of the 2021-22 Budget. In addition to important judicial support and reform measures, over $100 million dollars of...

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Complex Family Law

Complex Family Law

Trustees, Trustee Companies, Holding Company, Unit Trusts, Shareholdings, Directors, Appointors, Nominees, Probate, Estates, Financial Planners and Forensic Accountants. What does it all mean? These are just a sample of the words that may get thrown at you in a family...

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Zoom through your court date

Zoom through your court date

Even as we reach COVID-normal, the Family and Federal Circuit Courts are continuing to run a significant proportion of their court dates online and by videoconferencing. The dominant system in Victoria is using Microsoft Teams, but other States are preferring...

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