About our Brisbane parenting arrangement lawyers
- Alternate Dispute Resolution – Mediation or Collaborative Law;
- Advising as to the best interests of your children;
- Negotiating and Preparing Consent Orders for parenting matters;
- Preparation of documents, representation and negotiations for parenting matters before a Court;
- Child Abduction;
- Urgent Applications for parenting matters; and
- Hague Convention matters.
Navigating through child custody and parenting arrangements can be one of the most emotionally challenging aspects of a relationship breakdown. At VM Family Law, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Our child custody lawyers in Brisbane provide a unique blend of empathy, experience, and legal acumen, helping you safeguard your child’s best interests.
Whether it’s negotiating a fair parenting plan, representing you in court, or simply offering a listening ear during tough times, our child custody lawyers are ready to assist. Contact VM Family Law today and let us guide you through your child custody and parenting arrangements.
How our lawyers are different
Our firm sets itself apart by offering fixed fees for some of our services, giving our clients upfront information and control over their legal expenses. We are also one of the first law firms in Queensland to focus on matters involving domestic and family violence, and we work closely with other organisations in the area to provide our clients with the support they need. Our Principal is a Family Law Accredited Specialist, ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of knowledge and skill in the field of family law.
Contact our parenting arrangement and child custody lawyers in Brisbane
At VM Family Law, we understand that every client’s situation is unique. We offer a variety of meeting options, including in-person at our office, by phone, or through an online meeting room. If your safety is a concern, we are also able to meet with you away from our office. Our goal is to make sure that our clients feel supported and understood throughout the legal process. Contact us today.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to a range of processes and techniques designed to resolve legal issues without going to court. This can also be referred to as Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) when it comes to parenting arrangements.
In many cases, ADR is a more cost-effective and less stressful option for resolving parenting disputes. It is also a necessary step to take before seeking a court order.
ADR can result in a binding or non-binding agreement, and the most common facilitative methods for settling parenting disputes are mediation and conciliation, where a neutral party helps the parties reach a resolution. If all parties come to an agreement, the resolution can become a legally binding consent order.
It’s important to note that ADR can also result in a non-legally binding outcome, such as a parenting plan.
If you’re considering ADR for your parenting arrangements, it’s important to seek the advice of a family law lawyer to determine the best options for your situation. Our team at VM Family Law is here to help you make informed decisions.
When parents separate, the question of who will care for the children can be a complex one. Under the law, both legal parents have equal and shared responsibility for their children, who are under the age of 18, whether born or adopted.
It is important to note that equal responsibility does not necessarily equate to equal time with the child or equal custody. The best interests of the child will always be the paramount consideration in any parenting arrangement, and a judge will presume that equal responsibility is in the best interests of the child.
Before seeking a parenting order through the court, it is mandatory to first attend Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) to explore alternative solutions.
In some cases, it may be argued that one parent is not suitable for equal custody. However, this does not guarantee that the parent will have sole responsibility or access to the child. If you have concerns about your parenting arrangements, it is important to seek legal advice from a family dispute lawyer, who can guide you through the process and ensure that your rights are protected. At VM Family Law, our team is here to help you with both family dispute resolution and child custody and parenting arrangements.
In most cases, changing a child’s name requires consent from both parents listed on the birth certificate. The parent with sole parental responsibility under a Family Court order cannot apply for a name change unless the order explicitly allows it. Consult with a legal professional if you wish to change a child’s name under sole custody.