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Child Custody Lawyers in Caloundra

Results Driven Lawyers for Child Custody in Caloundra

Are you trying to manage effective co-parenting arrangements with your former partner? Are you struggling in a custody dispute? You need experienced child custody lawyers to guide you through this difficult time.

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Understanding child custody

We understand that child custody matters require a delicate touch. We will work to find the optimal outcome that is in the best interests of your children.

Child custody can be organised in different ways. Informal parenting plans aren’t legally enforceable. However, they can help if you’re on good terms with your ex-spouse. Our lawyers will ensure that the plan is comprehensive and manageable.

Parenting orders can be consensual or implemented to resolve a dispute. We’ll make sure you navigate the process smoothly.

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Common child custody pitfalls

Child custody arrangements are some of the most fraught family law matters. People can often fall victim to various pitfalls if they’re not careful.

Failing to prioritise the child's best interests

Parents never want to lose sight of their children’s best interests. However, feelings of animosity between co-parents are not uncommon. This can have long term psychological and emotional effects on children.

Lack of preparation

Not being prepared with documentation or for court appearances can impact a party’s ability to argue their case effectively.

Unrealistic expectations

Some people come away from custody cases disappointed with the result. However, it’s important to maintain realistic expectations about hot visitation will work and other matters.

The advantages of Ferrall and Co.'s child custody lawyer services

A Ferrall and Co. child custody lawyer can help you navigate the difficulties of child custody.

Keeping the children central

If a former partner is being uncooperative, we can help co-parents communicate through family dispute resolution and mediation sessions.

Preparation

Our family law experts have extensive Family Court experience and will prepare clients for any contingency. We account for all necessary documentation and ensure clients understand their role.

Healthy mindset

We ensure that our clients are fully informed about their available options and what to expect from the process.

Our Process

Free initial consultation

During a free consultation with a family lawyer, we’ll listen to your story. We want to understand your situation and outline how we can assist. This step ensures our clients feel validated and cared for.

Legal strategy

Next, we will determine the best path forward. This may include deciding on the value of mediation, the potential for a parenting plan, or the need for court orders. This strategy clarifies the next step to take.

Implementing the strategy

It’s now time to put the plan into action. We’ll take all the hassle out of organising the necessary documentation for potential court applications and guide you through a mediation process if necessary. This will allow you to focus on moving forward with your family.

Why Choose our Child Custody Lawyers?

Our divorce lawyers provide a simple and supportive path to a fair resolution, ensuring you feel understood and valued.

Expertise Across Various Domains

Whether it’s family law, criminal defence, or personal injury, our lawyers have the knowledge and skills to handle a wide range of legal matters.

Local Presence

As committed divorce lawyers, we understand the local nuances and legal landscape, ensuring our clients receive tailored advice and representation.

Client-Centric Approach

At Ferrall and Co. Lawyers, clients are our top priority. We offer free quotes, transparent fees and ensure every client is treated respectfully and professionally.

A Team You Can Trust

Our lawyers are experts in their respective fields and individuals who genuinely care. We understand the emotional and financial toll legal issues can take, and we’re here to provide peace of mind and cost effective expert advice.

Our Partnerships

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Meet Rowena Ferrall

After completing a Bachelor of Laws at James Cook University in Townsville in 2002, Rowena completed her initial legal training at the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) in Townsville. She then finalised her Post Graduate Diploma through the Australian National University in Canberra in 2004, the same year she qualified to practice as a solicitor.

Rowena is admitted to practice in Queensland and in the High Court of Australia, allowing her to appear in all Courts in Queensland as well as Federally based Courts across the country.

Rowena has worked in Townsville, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane in general litigation since her admission in 2004. After working as a generalist for several years, Rowena decided that she could best serve her community by opening her own boutique legal practice with a relaxed approach to client consultations, a manageable fee structure, as well as incorporating two furry friends who provide additional support for clients when in need.

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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of your child custody matter?

Other Family Law Services

We offer a wide range of family law services that go beyond just divorce. Our goal is to provide complete support for any family matter.

Divorce

When a married couple’s relationship breaks down due to issues that cannot be resolved, the couple has a right to divorce according to Australian law.

Parenting Arrangements

Ferrall & Co. are passionate about supporting families and seeing the best outcomes achieved, especially for the children involved in a family separation.

Property Settlement

When couples separate, they need to fairly divide their property that they acquired during their relationship. Property in this case doesn’t just mean real estate.

De Facto

If you have been in a relationship where you were not legally married, you may be considered a de-facto couple.

Same Sex Rights

Under the Family Law, same sex couples have the same rights in both de facto relationships and in marriage as heterosexual couples.

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Here For You

We Want To Help

Don’t let the legal process overwhelm you and hinder your path towards a positive future. 

Our divorce lawyers in Caloundra can help you move forward confidently. Feel comfortable in our welcoming office environment, and we will give you the guidance you need to apply for and finalise your divorce.

Book an obligation-free meeting so we can discuss your options and the range of family law services we offer. Rest assured, we set fixed fees for divorce cases, so you won’t be surprised with an unexpected bill.

We’re here for you every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Child support is often a vital part of child custody cases. Often, one party is less financially secure than the other parent. In these situations, our team can help you secure financial support through a limited or binding child support agreement.

The safety of you and your children are of the utmost importance to us and the Court. The Court may appoint an independent children’s lawyer to advocate for the child’s best interests and wellbeing. If necessary, we can work with the police to put a protection order in place for your family’s safety.

The Family Law Act defines parental responsibility as all the duties, powers and responsibilities a parent has for their child. According to recent amendments, the Court no longer begins with the assumption of equal shared parental responsibility. However, we still consider it in a child’s interest to have a meaningful relationship with both parents and will work towards that goal as appropriate.

If you’re looking to make parenting arrangements, begin by having an open and honest conversation with your former partner if you can. Try to establish some mutual understanding. After that, we recommend you seek legal advice. Our team will guide you to getting a child custody agreement in place.

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