Caring Brisbane Child Custody Lawyers

Put your child’s best interests first and secure their bright future.

Finding Child Custody Lawyers in Brisbane

Are you figuring out child custody and unsure where to start? It’s totally normal to feel a bit lost, especially if you’re going through this alone. The thought of arranging who your children will live with and how you’ll manage their needs can be really overwhelming.

Remember, it’s more than just creating a plan when arranging custody of your children. It’s about ensuring your children have everything they need for the future.

Deciding on their living arrangements is also about establishing a foundation for their happiness and stability.

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What is Child Custody?

Child custody is the legal arrangements concerning a child’s care, control, and maintenance. It can be divided into two main types: physical custody, which relates to where the child lives, and legal custody, which involves parental responsibility over the child’s upbringing.

Our Brisbane child custody lawyers are here to help you at every turn, not just with legal guidance but also offer support to help you make the right choices for your children’s future.

What Are the Advantages of Having a Child Custody Lawyer in Brisbane?

Benefits and Importance

Our team of child custody lawyers in Brisbane provides clear advice and support throughout the legal process, helping to reduce your stress and anxiety.

We ensure that the custody plan is fair and focuses on what’s best for your children, laying a solid foundation for your family’s future.

Common Challenges and Solutions

One big challenge is figuring out a fair plan for who your children will live with and how you’ll both be a part of their lives. Our Brisbane child custody lawyers are great at helping you find solutions that work for everyone, especially your children.

We know how to discuss things and create a plan that keeps your children happy and safe.

How Our Child Custody Lawyers Can Help You?

Communication Breakdown

Our child custody lawyers in Brisbane are experts in negotiating an acceptable agreement with the other parent. We can act as intermediaries and ensure that your thoughts and opinions are considered during the negotiation process.

Tailoring to Individual Needs

Our firm approaches every agreement case by case. We take the time to understand our client’s specific circumstances and needs. Using generic templates that might not cover all relevant issues could lead to misinterpretation.

Disagreement on Arrangements

The Family Law Act is concerned primarily with the child’s best interests. Our Brisbane child custody lawyers have a detailed understanding of what the Court considers in child custody cases. We can advise on the most effective arrangements. If disputes continue, we can support your case effectively in Court.

Legal Complexity and Costs

We can simplify the process through effective mediation and court representation. We also offer fixed-fee services to ensure you can control costs and always know where you stand.

Our Process

Planning The Case
  • Initial Consultation: Meet with the client to understand their specific needs and concerns.
  • Legal Research: Conduct thorough research to understand the legal implications of the case.
  • Strategy Development: Develop a comprehensive strategy tailored to the client’s situation.
Detailly Evaluate Situation
  • Financial Assessment: Review all financial documents and assets involved.
  • Parenting Assessment: If children are involved, evaluate the best interests of the child.
  • Risk Analysis: Identify any potential risks or challenges that may arise during the case.
File Case To The Court
  • Documentation: Prepare all necessary legal documents, such as petitions, affidavits, and financial disclosures.
  • Filing: Submit the case to the appropriate court jurisdiction.
  • Court Appearances: Represent the client in court hearings and negotiations.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing a law firm that specialises in this area and puts your needs first is essential. Andrews Family Lawyers is an excellent option for a few reasons:

Expert Advice:

We deeply understand family law and can guide you step by step through the process. We’ll make sure everything is done correctly and efficiently.

Personalised Attention:

Every case is unique, so we take the time to understand your circumstances. Your concern will be tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Proven Success:

We have an excellent track record of handling cases successfully. You can trust us to handle your case with professionalism and care.

Client-Focused Approach:

We want to ensure you feel comfortable and informed throughout the legal process. We’ll do everything possible to make it as stress free as possible.

Accessible and Supportive:

Our child custody lawyers in Brisbane are approachable and supportive. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and provide the support you need to get through the process.

Keep calm and don't stress over child custody arrangements.

Contact us for assistance!

Meet Peter Andrews

Legal Practitioner Director

Peter is a qualified legal practitioner with over twenty years of experience, predominantly in family law. Peter began his career with Clayton Utz before moving into suburban practice in 2007 with a focus on family law settlements.

Peter began his practice, Peter Andrews Lawyer Pty Ltd, in 2013. After many years of success, the business was rebranded Andrews Family Lawyers in 2022.
Peter is a married father of three young, intelligent and often annoying children who are still lovely.

Trusted By Our Clients

With a proven track record in resolving complex family law issues, we've earned the confidence and trust of families across north Brisbane.

Thank you, Peter from Andrews Family Lawyers, it was a pleasure dealing with you. A no complication to the point settlement. Your open and honest demeanor helped my ex-partner and I to expediently resolve our financial situation so we can move forward with our lives. Once again thank you.

Chris Monteiro CLIENT

Peter is an outstanding lawyer, with the knowledge, experience and stamina to succeed in family law matters. Would highly recommend his services to anyone who needs to achieve a successful outcome in their proceedings.

Fabio Mazza CLIENT

Our Child Custody Lawyers Are Ready to Help

Don’t go alone if you’re facing a child custody battle. At Andrews Family Lawyers, we specialise in family law and can guide you through every step of the custody process. Contact us today for a consultation, and let us help you secure the best possible future for your child.

Let Us Help You !

We’re here to provide expert guidance and support for your legal needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Emotional Stability

Children thrive in stable environments. A well-thought-out custody arrangement can provide the emotional security your child needs during a tumultuous time.

Parental Involvement

Both parents play a crucial role in a child’s development. A fair custody arrangement ensures parents can actively participate in their child’s life.

Legal Obligations

Custody decisions come with legal responsibilities, such as child support. Understanding your custody arrangement helps you fulfil these obligations.

1. Joint Custody

Both parents share physical and/or legal custody.

2. Sole Custody

One parent has exclusive physical and/or legal custody.

3. Shared Custody

Physical custody is shared, but one parent may have primary legal custody.

4. Split Custody

In families with multiple children, each parent takes physical custody of different children.

1. Consult a Lawyer

Legal advice is essential for understanding your rights and options.

2. Open Communication

Try to maintain open and respectful communication with the other parent.

3. Child’s Best Interests

Always consider what is best for your child, not just what is convenient for you.

4. Court Mediation

If an agreement can’t be reached, court mediation or a custody evaluation may be necessary.

Children don’t have sole discretion to decide their custody arrangements. However, the Court may consider the child’s views under specific circumstances. The Court will consider factors like the child’s maturity and age to determine what weight to give the child’s wishes.

Parenting orders can be altered if the Court is satisfied that there has been a significant change in the child’s circumstances. These changes may be warranted if the parenting order was made when the child was very young. Significant changes may include a parent’s relocation or one party remarrying.

If one party breaches a parenting order without a satisfactory excuse, the Court can impose various penalties, including:

  • Ordering the respondent to attend a parenting program to understand their child’s needs and the importance of the order;

  • Changing the parenting order to compensate the aggrieved party. This may involve increasing their contact with their child.

Multiple breaches may attract a more severe penalty, such as:

  • A fine;

  • Imprisonment for up to 12 months;

  • Community service;

  • Responsibility for covering the aggrieved party’s legal expenses.

The law recognises that children have a right to maintain a relationship with their grandparents. Grandparents may apply for court orders relating to children for various reasons, including:

  • A parent is preventing the grandparent from maintaining a relationship with the child;

  • The grandparent believes that one party is unfit to parent the child;

  • There’s a risk of child harm when in one parent’s care.