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

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

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

Family Lawyers Sydney

Child Custody Lawyers in Sydney

We'll help you put your kids first

A relationship breakdown is already difficult. Not only are you working through the upset of the end of the relationship, but you’re also having to consider new living arrangements and how to divide your assets and property. And on top of this, if you have children, you also need to be thinking about child custody and looking after the best interests of your children. To help you through these difficult times, you need a family lawyer in Sydney that is well versed in parenting and children matters. This is especially critical if both parents cannot seem to arrive at a single agreement.
That’s where we come in. We are Family Lawyers specialising in Child Custody with plenty of experience in handling all types of child custody matters. Our Sydney child custody lawyers can help you to understand what is reasonable under the law and what your choices are for you and your children.Through our honest communication, practical support, and expert family law advice we can help you achieve the best outcome for you and your children. Learn More >>

Free first consultation

Finding the right family lawyer is a personal choice. Just because your friend recommended a lawyer doesn’t mean they’re a good fit for you. It may not be anything you can pinpoint; perhaps it’s simply a lack of connection.Why?

Because not all personalities are compatible. Not everyone gets along.

Yet, you need to trust your lawyer completely. You need to feel like they’re listening to you and that they’ve understood your circumstances and concerns. You want them to focus on what’s important to you and be honest about what’s achievable. And their advice should be practical and considered.

For these reasons, we offer a no-obligation, free first consultation to all new clients. It’s an opportunity to meet your lawyer and assess whether they’re a good fit for you before making a financial commitment.
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2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023..”


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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

Client Testimonials and Reviews

  • Sarah Taylor

    During 2021 I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Antoinette Marie Gauci from Unified Family Lawyers.

    After meeting and consulting with more than one firm I choose to work with Antoinette as I navigated my separation and property settlement. From the initial appointment to final settlement I found Antoinette to be informative, supportive and fair in the advise she offered . I always felt as though my best interests were being highlighted and all of my communications were answered promptly.

    Apart from offering exceptional service I also felt that UFA was very reasonably priced.

    I would highly recommend working with Unified Family Lawyers.

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    Kat T

    I’m so thankful for the service provided by Unified Family Lawyers in regards to my family matter. Frances and Tania were exceptional in all areas – from being highly professional, empathetic, approachable and responsive to all my legal needs. Together they obtained the optimal outcome for me and now I have my life in order. I highly recommend.

  • Luci-Anne Kreller

    Would highly recommend Unified Lawyers. They were highly professional and compassionate, addressing challenging issues and working to resolve them. They were always available to assist and clarified complex processes.

  • J

    Alex and Donna are unparalleled professionals and experts in their fields. If you are going through a difficult divorce, it can be really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Alex and Donna have helped make this emotionally stressful time as easy as I think it can be with their down to earth and diligent communication. They take a lot of pride in their work and they are extremely talented and experienced. I genuinely feel like I am in very capable and caring hands. I can’t be any more grateful to them and the whole Unified Family Lawyers team. If you want someone on your side, you need to speak to Alex and Donna!

  • Kristenn Wong

    Navigating separation and divorce can typically be an emotionally, mentally and financially onerous undertaking.

    However, engaging Unified Lawyers and entrusting my matter to the highly capable and consistently responsive team of Alex Bourne and Chris Kissoglou has certainly alleviated my stress, knowing that they were acting in my best interests with their sensible and pragmatic advice. With their skilled assistance, I was able to finalise my parenting plan and property settlement via mediation with a pleasing outcome that obviated the protracted costs of litigation.

  • Shreya

    Highly recommend Unified Lawyers and a special mention to the lawyer who assisted me with my case – Donna Nguyen. She was thoroughly professional since the day I contacted her, always on top of asking for information, filing the case on time and ensuring communication was top notch every step of the way. Most importantly very upfront around fees structure and was very informative around any hidden fees throughout the process. If every lawyer was like her, there wouldn’t ever be a single person left in doubt around laws and court procedures. She’s an absolute rockstar!

  • Geetha De Silva

    When looking for a family lawyer, a firm in the city asked for a large sum upfront to start with. With unified lawyers, upfront fee was reasonable and affordable for someone going through a difficult period in their life. I was invoiced monthly as I went, which was helpful. Taylor Reardon was my lawyer and she was very friendly and easy to communicate with. She did a great job guiding me through the process and supporting me through the asset split after separation. I highly recommend unified lawyers for family law matters.

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    jun luo

    Tania and her team have done fantastic job for my case. They take my case from my previous lawyer and get everything organised in a short notice. Thanks for their help, I am able to get my property settlement and other devorce matter solved within 2 months. I highly recommend Tania for family law matters.

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    Sheilah Janarthanan

    I am so glad finally it came to an end!!. Thank you so much Taylor! you have advised me accordingly as to where I stand in my situation, and resolved my problem amicably. I was advised by many to how solicitors over charging their clients, unfortunately, it was not with Unified Family Lawyers. They are so reasonable in terms of charges and understand their clients well. I did the right choice by engaging the right firm.

  • muntashir mamun

    I recommend Unified Lawyers for any Family or Domestic violence or issues; I have received excellent consultation when I called them first time in regards to an issue related to my neighbour. They first listen to issue and explained what would be potential ways to deal with the issue from lawful perspective and also send an follow up email to confirmed what was discussed. I was very worried with the particular issue but after talking to them I sensed hope and clear understanding what to do next. I give them a five star.

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    Laura Sereno

    I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, you have been absolutely amazing in helping me to finalise this colossal journey. Your support went above and beyond and I will continue our partnership well into the future. I highly recommend your services and can assure you have chosen the right path with Dominic.

  • Dale Anderson

    I was supported by Unified Lawyers when I failed to appear at a family court matter. I was very pleased that they were able to get my situation undercontrol. I was informed of the procedure and also given excellent advise that resulted with us getting a balanced control back of my situation. We are only getting things started in my matter.I have every indiation and faith that that I am going to have a positive experience.
    Thank you very much Alex and Marryanne your knowledge is awesome. I look forward to the case that Marryanne is going to put forward at my next hearing.

We’ve created our billing system to fit each matter, and for further flexibility, we’ve designed various billing models:

Event billing

We bill you whenever there’s a specific event, which we identify in our costs agreement with you. You’ll have upfront knowledge of our fees and the events or milestones that will prompt us to send you a bill.

Time interval billing

We calculate costs on time spent, which is usually an hourly rate. You’ll have advance notice of our hourly rates, and we will give you a cost estimate.

Fixed-rate fees

We’ll give you an up-front quote before we start working on a task, and we’ll charge that amount regardless of the amount of time it takes us to complete the work.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the differences between child custody, contact, and parenting arrangements?
  • What is the meaning of "the best interests of the child?"
  • What are the other basic principles behind child custody (parenting) arrangements?
  • What is a parenting plan?
  • What is considered when making child custody (parenting) arrangements?
  • How will a child custody dispute affect me?
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