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

Family Law – News Update

Family Law – News Update

On 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will join together as one Court. This merger will include the introduction of various new administrative and practical changes. In a recent media release the Court addressed the...

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Family Violence Intervention Orders – Fast Facts

Family Violence Intervention Orders – Fast Facts

A Family Violence Intervention Order protects a person from a family member who is allegedly perpetrating family violence. There are numerous forms of Family Violence that may provide grounds for an Intervention Order including: Emotional abuse (manipulation,...

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Child Support – What are your options?

Child Support – What are your options?

Child support is the financial support paid by one parent to the other to help with the costs of a child aged under 18 years of age. The amount of child support to be paid is usually calculated based on how much time the child spends with each parent. However, even...

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What is Spousal Maintenance?

What is Spousal Maintenance?

Upon separating from their partner most people are aware of their obligations to pay Child Support for the financial maintenance of their children. However, many people often do not realise that they may also have an obligation to provide their ex-spouse with...

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Financial Abuse – What Is It?

Financial Abuse – What Is It?

Most people associate the term “Domestic Violence” with physical assault. However, there are other forms of domestic violence such as financial abuse which can be just as damaging to the victim. Financial abuse is a type of emotional abuse whereby a person restricts...

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