The breakdown of a family unit is a very difficult time for a child, or children, and there are numerous factors that need to be taken into account to ensure that decisions are made in the child’s best interests. When parents separate, proper arrangements need to be made for the ongoing financial, physical and emotional support of their children.
The financial obligations of parents to provide for their children are governed by the Child Support Scheme. Child Support is payable for all children living in Australia (up to the age of 18 years) whose parents have separated, whether or not the parents were married to each other. Our family lawyers are able to provide qualified advice and assistance with respect to child support obligations, and help you to establish private Child Support Agreements, or assist in your dealings with the Child Support Agency.
The Coleman Greig family law team also has significant experience and expertise with regard to issues that affect children. We have represented numerous clients with parenting issues in contested Court hearings and some of the lawyers within our team are also members of the Panel of Independent Children’s Lawyers. Our primary goal is to minimise risk to children and ensure their rights are considered at all times, whilst at the same time balancing care and compassion with the determination and expertise required to obtain the best results.
Child Support - Our Clients
The experienced team of family lawyers at Coleman Greig can provide advice and assistance to clients with any family law issue. Whether you were married or in a de-facto relationship, with children or without, our specialist team can work with you to achieve the best possible results on your behalf.
We have helped separating couples with complex property and financial settlements, those who own family businesses and those with difficult and complicated parenting arrangements to resolve. In all cases, the breadth and depth of our collective experience and our access to expertise form a range of other areas have resulted in a successful outcome for our clients.
Below are some recent comments from family law clients;
"For me, the best part of dealing with Coleman Greig is that you don't feel like a client with a solicitor - it’s like being part of a family and everyone is trying to help you and keep you smiling, despite the circumstances" - January 2013
"Susan, I want to thank you so much for all you have done to make my financial settlement possible. You have managed to keep the process going and to achieve a really good result. I have enjoyed our meetings and appreciated your understanding of the situation and incisive actions. Without you it would not have happened." - November 2012
"I am sure that all of Coleman Greig's lawyers and staff are professional and have the best interests of their clients at heart, but I have to commend and send a special thank you to Susan Warda and her team for the wonderful job they have done for me. Thank you Susan from the bottom of my heart!" – November 2012
"I am sorry to say that I can't really help you to improve the service.... because I can’t think of anything you could improve! Everything was excellent in my experience and I wouldn’t suggest you change a thing" – October 2012
"I wish there were bigger words to express my appreciation. Thank you does not seem enough somehow. I thank you for your professionalism, your calm empathy, and the example you are as to how to deal with a crisis. Naturally, I thank you for the rest as well." - October 2012
"Carly, I want to personally thank you for everything you have done for me over the time of my case. You have been very kind and patient and I have appreciated it. Whatever the outcome, my sincere thanks. You have made a bad situation a little easier to deal with." - November 2011
"Thank you so much for your objective advice and for anchoring me and working out what was in my best interests at a time when I thought my only option was to run to court. Although I would rather not go through this again, if anything comes up I will definitely keep you and Coleman Greig in mind." - October 2011
"Prompt service and very accommodating to unplanned/emergency contact and action. I had complete confidence and trust in my solicitor Mark MacDiarmid, plus he was recommended to me." - May 2011
"My son has asked if you would forward our family’s appreciation to Susan Warda and Carly Mirza-Price for their excellent professional help and direction in resolving my son’s shared custody of his children. We will without hesitation contact Susan again should we have any ongoing issues." - April 2011