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for when it’s time to
go separate ways.

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Child Custody experts,
for when it’s time to
go separate ways.

Child Custody experts,
for when it’s time to
go separate ways.

Melbourne Child Custody Lawyers

Helping you put your children first

When a relationship ends, whether it’s a de facto relationship or a marriage, it can be a challenging and stressful time. Often you will be faced with making a lot of important decisions, such as figuring out new living arrangements and how you’re going to divide your assets. If you have children, you’re also going to have to make difficult decisions about child custody and parenting arrangements.

Sorting out parenting matters and making sure you’re making the best decisions for your kids is complex as it is, and when you add the upset of the breakdown of your relationship to the equation, it can make it even harder.

Putting the needs of your children first is vital and can be made a lot easier when you work with a family lawyer who is experienced in child custody and parenting matters.

At Unified Lawyers, we specialise in child issues and parenting matters, and our child custody lawyers in Melbourne are highly experienced in all kinds of matters relating to children and parenting. We can provide you with advice, understanding, representation and information so that you can make the best decisions for your children.

If you have a parenting matter in Melbourne or anywhere else in Victoria, talk to our family law team today.

Your first consultation is free

When it comes to any family law matter, you shouldn’t work with just any lawyer – especially when you’re dealing with sensitive issues like parenting and children’s matters.

You need a family lawyer that is not only well versed and experienced in child custody matters, but one that you feel comfortable with.

You may need to share highly personal details to achieve the best outcome for your matter, and it’s best to do that with a lawyer that you feel like you can trust.

Take the time to discuss your matter with our Melbourne custody lawyers here at Unified Lawyers. The first consultation with us is free of charge, and is a time that you can ask questions, we can learn about your situation, and you can decide if we’re a good fit for you.

Our Child Custody Law Services

Typically, our services include:

Meeting with you to discuss
your children’s needs

Giving you advice about
the best way to proceed

Communicating with
your former partner or
their lawyer

Exploring whether
parenting arrangements
can be agreed

Seeking any court orders
for parenting arrangements

Drafting court documents

Helping you gather relevant

Representing you in court

We also want to make it attainable for clients to use our services, so we have created a billing system that is flexible and can suit each matter. Our billing models include:

Event billing

The cost of working with us will be based on specific events that may occur when working on your matter. The events will be identified when creating the cost agreement with you. This allows you to understand the various costs of your matter as well as when you can expect to be billed.

Time interval billing

You will be charged for our services based on the time we spend working on your matter, and this will usually be charged at an hourly rate. You will be informed of the hourly rate prior to committing to our services. And you will be provided with a cost estimate for dealing with your matter too.

Fixed-rate fees

We will quote the charges to deal with your services, and this amount will be a set amount, regardless of the amount of time that we spend on the matter. You will know all of the costs upfront.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a difference between child custody, contact, and parenting arrangements?
  • What is the meaning of "the best interests of the child?"
  • What are the basic principles of parenting arrangements?
  • What is a parenting plan?
  • What needs to be considered when making parenting (child custody) arrangements?
  • How much does a Melbourne child custody lawyer cost?
  • How do I choose a child custody lawyer in Melbourne?
  • Where are your child custody law services available in Melbourne?

Response within 30 minutes during business hours