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Parenting Issues

During the course of a family breakdown there are many emotional issues to deal with, none more so than parenting arrangements.
  • Where will the children live?
  • When will each parent get to see the children?
  • How long will each parent have with the children?
These questions form the basis of any parenting arrangements made, yet at the core of those arrangements must be the key issue of what is in the child/children’s best interests.
At Coleman Greig, our experienced team of family lawyers can help you and your family to develop parenting arrangements that place the interests of your children first and foremost. We can negotiate arrangements on your behalf, minimising the emotional upheaval and potential trauma placed on your children, and we can work with you to ensure compliance with the arrangements after they have been made.
In the vast majority of cases Parenting Agreements can be reached between the parties concerned and we ensure they are legally binding. However, in the event that an Agreement cannot be reached, or if there are extenuating circumstances and Court proceedings are required to resolve parenting and custody issues, our lawyers are also highly experienced litigators and determined to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your children.

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    In this article Associate Emma Nichelsen outlines the latest changes to the Courts and the increase in fees from 1 July 2020.
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    Where a party has not provided full and frank disclosure of their financial affairs in family law proceedings, a way to obtain these financial documents is for a party to serve a subpoena. In this article, Senior Associate Amanda Malinowsky outlines what accountants need to do if served with a subpoena.
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    Residents and businesses within the Campbelltown-Macarthur region now have access to a wider range of commercial and personal legal services, expertise and support following Coleman Greig Lawyers' opening of offices in the centrally-located Oran Park Podium.
  • How to Co-parent After a Separation - 13 Jun 2019
    Megan Day
    It is crucial for parties to parenting disputes to understand that if deep-seeded emotions and criticisms of others sit at the forefront, co-parenting can become an extremely difficult process - not just for the parents, but for the children - who all too often get swept up in proceedings.
  • Plain English Guide to Child Support - 1 Jul 2015
    When parents separate, proper arrangements need to be made for the financial support of their children. The obligations of parents to provide for their children are governed by the Child Support Scheme. This Plain English Guide sets out some of the more commonly asked questions regarding child support.
  • Plain English Guide to Parenting Issues - 1 Jul 2015
    This Plain English Guide sets out some of the key provisions of the Family Law Act as it relates to children and what the Court will take into consideration when determining what arrangements should be made and who will have responsibility for the children.
  • Plain English Guide to Parenting Plans - 1 Jul 2015
    The law encourages separating parents to reach agreement about matters concerning their children. Parents are encouraged to take responsibility for their parenting arrangements and for resolving parental conflict; to use the legal system as a last resort rather than first resort; to minimise present and the possibility of future conflict by reaching a negotiated agreement; and to regard the best interests of the child as the paramount consideration.

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