Children

Parenting issues include where a child lives, whom a child spends time with, whom a child communicates with, education and other aspects of parental responsibility. If parents can agree about parenting arrangements, they can make parenting plans or consent orders. If they cannot agree, they usually have to follow pre-action procedures before seeking court orders.

1. Parenting Law Advice

LME offers quality advice on a full range of parenting issues, for highly competitive fees below, including:

  • Parenting arrangements
  • Parenting orders
  • Breaches of orders
  • Variation of orders
  • Travel orders
  • Recovery orders to return a child to a parent
  • Airport watch lists to prevent a child from being taken oversees
  • Relocation orders to allow a parent to move a child
  • Appeals against parenting orders

All you need to do is provide

  • Your details
  • Details of the parenting matter
  • Payment details

LME will

  • Review your matter
  • Provide you with advice and options
  • Provide an estimate for your matter
  • Represent you in court if you wish

 

2. Parenting plans

When parents and other interested people such as grand parents can agree about parenting arrangements they can make parenting plans. A parenting plan is a written and signed agreement setting out parenting arrangements. People can’t be punished by the court for not sticking to parenting plans however the court may take a person’s failure to stick to a parenting plan into account when making a parenting order. LME assists clients to make comprehensive parenting plans for highly competitive fees, below.

All you need to do is provide

  • Your details
  • Details of the parenting plan
  • Payment details

LME will

  • Review your matter
  • Draft you a comprehensive parenting plan
  • Send you the parenting plan within days

 

3. parenting Consent orders

When parents and other interested parties such as grand parents can agree about parenting arrangements they can make consent orders. Consent orders are agreements that set out parenting arrangements in the approved form, which are submitted to the court for approval. Consent are enforceable, which means that the court can punish the other party for not sticking to the consent orders. LME can assist clients to make consent orders for highly competitive fees.

All you need to do is provide

  • Your details
  • Details of consent
  • Payment details

LME will

  • Review your matter
  • Draft you consent orders
  • Send you the consent orders
  • Contact you if we need further information

 

4. Parenting orders

Pre action procedures PAPS

When parents or other interested people such as grandparents cannot agree about parenting arrangements they first have to undertake PAPS. These are process of mediation during which the parties meet with a mediator to attempt to reach agreement about the parenting arrangements. For more information on PAPS contact the Family Relationship Advice line on 1800 050 321. If an agreement can’t be reached after PAPS parents can obtain certificate and apply for parenting orders from the court. In some circumstances parents etc may not have to undertake PAPS, for example, if there has been family violence.

Court action

If have have certificate stating that you have attempted PAPS or PAPS is inappropriate, you can then apply to the court for a parenting order. LME provides quality representation in relation to parenting orders for high competitive fees, below.

All you need to do is provide

  • Your details
  • Details of the orders sought
  • Payment details

LME will

  • Review your matter
  • Provide you with initial advice
  • Provide an estimate for your matter
  • Represent you if you wish

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