Our Child Custody Lawyer resolving Parenting Arrangements for Central Coast Families
Although commonly referred to as ‘child custody’, this terminology is no longer used in legislation about parenting arrangements or disputes. Decisions about who cares for the child(ren), who they will live with and who makes the parenting decisions are determined according to the best interests of the child.
CopperTree Family Law is based in Erina on the Central Coast. We will listen to your story, find out what matters to you, and what you believe is in the best interests of your child. As our primary focus is family law, we will use our legal knowledge and excellent communication skills to help resolve any parenting dispute with your former partner (or another party such as grandparents).
Get in touch with us today and speak to our family lawyer.
Parenting Plans and Consent Orders
You may decide upon a parenting plan, which is not legally binding but reflects a mutual agreement about child or children’s care and living arrangements between yourself and your former partner. In addition, whether or not you should formalise a parenting plan requires consideration. Contact us so we can walk you through it.
Taking Action in Parenting Arrangements
If you are unable to reach an agreement, our family lawyers will help you decide upon the best strategy. We can make an application for formal court orders, and assist with other parenting issues. For instance, placing children on an airport watch list, DNA testing, or child recovery. If you are contemplating re-marriage or relocation, we can also advise on the impact this might have on any agreement.
Department of Human Services oversees the administration of child support. The Courts have limited involvement in this area and situations are oftentimes complex. Contact us for guidance.
There are many complex considerations when making arrangements for the children. At CopperTree Family Law, we understand that emotions about children run high. Come and talk it through with a family lawyer who understands how important this decision is for you. We are conveniently located in Erina on the Central Coast. Please contact us today for an appointment.
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At CopperTree Family Law, we protect and advocate for your interests at all times, while advising you of the legal framework under which your needs will be considered.