Children’s Matters

We provide a service to assist clients to resolve children’s matters and to provide for their ongoing care and welfare.

Lighting the Way Forward

The drafting and advice upon mediation processes, parenting plans, consent orders and Court applications are all provided by our firm. We further have extensive experience in ensuring compliance with existing child arrangements and with the variation of those arrangements, and with applications involving grandparents and significant others in the lives of children.

Knowledgeable Lawyers

Our Principal, Glenn Thexton, has trained as an Independent Children’s Lawyer and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all matters that our firm works upon.

We have no upfront fee to assess and provide preliminary advice on your children’s matters, and any fees charged by our firm are subject to a fixed fee quotation that will be provided to you prior to undertaking work on your matter.

Common issues that we deal with include for example: –

domestic or family violence against or in front of you and your children

psychological and psychiatric assessments

drug and alcohol dependency issues

mediation and alternative dispute resolution

Roundtable Dispute Management

contravention applications for existing parenting orders

relocation applications and opposition to relocation applications

recovery orders

Independent Children’s Lawyers

how to prepare for a Family Report

Hague Convention recoveries

drafting of affidavits

ensuring appropriate safeguards exist in your orders

Notices of Risk of Abuse or Family Violence made to Child Services authorities

child support back-payments or reviews

medical procedures

DNA and paternity testing issues

listing of parents on birth certificates

involvement of step-parents and grandparents

surrogacy and adoptions

Our Principal, Glenn Thexton is happy to have a free general discussion with you about how best to handle your matter and he may be contacted on our office number, by email: glenn@familylegal.com.au or his mobile 0410 639 921.

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Family Legal