When parents separate, making custody arrangements can be an incredible stressful process. Deciding who sees the children and when requires a lot of negotiation, and it is not unusual to need the help of professionals. At Boyce Family Law & Mediation, our child custody lawyers are here to help you reach an agreement. We understand that this is one of the most complex decisions that you will have to make as part of your separation. As child custody lawyers in Sydney, we act in the best interests of the child and aim for resolutions that are as amicable as possible.

What does a child custody lawyer do?

Divorce and separation are confusing for children. Overnight, they go from having one family to unit, to suddenly having two. It is often the case that custody discussions turn into arguments as parents have different ideas about what is in the best interests of the children. Every argument that takes place is likely to take you further away from securing an arrangement that works for you and the children.

As child custody lawyers in Sydney, we like to use alternative dispute resolution as a first step towards stabilising child residence and contact. Alternative dispute resolution gives you and your former partner the chance to explore your thoughts, feelings and circumstances in a calm, moderated setting. In our experience, it is an ideal way to manage the situation with your child’s best interests at heart.

In some circumstances, alternative dispute resolution is not possible or it fails. At Boyce Family Law & Mediation, we are also able to support you through court proceedings. No matter where your child custody lawyer needs to advise and represent you, we will always try to give your child the best possible start in their new life. Regardless of what challenges you are facing or the circumstances surrounding your separation, we will provide an understanding environment where you can speak freely.

Why choose us as your child custody lawyers in Sydney?

With years of experience behind us, the team at Boyce Family Law & Mediation is adept at handling complex child custody cases. If you want to formalise an agreement between yourself and your former partner, we are here to help. We can also provide expert assistance where challenging factors are present, such as one parent wishing to move to a new state or country, or where there is a history of domestic violence.

As experienced child custody lawyers and family dispute resolution practitioners, we can use a range of tactics to bring your matter to a resolution quickly. For example:

  • We can act as mediators between the parents, and issue statutory certificates under 60I Family Law Act 1975 (cth) so that you can file a custody application in court.
  • As members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, we can assist in a less-adversarial, collaborative setting.
  • If you require to litigate the matter, we can provide expert representation in court proceedings and will approach your matter with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism.

If you and your former partner are struggling to arrange a contact order between yourselves, we can work with the court to introduce temporary measures before a final agreement is made. Regardless of the approach we need to take, we will maintain high standards of communication throughout.

Call us for a free chat with one of our child custody lawyers in Sydney, on 02 9223 3099 (8.30am to 5.30pm weekdays). Or email us at enquiry@boycefamilylaw.com.au.