Parenting is a rewarding task, but when you are going through a separation, it can become a difficult and daunting process. At Boyce Family Law & Mediation, we offer legal support for those who are facing challenges with parenting matters. Our services range from helping you secure an agreement around the parenting arrangements for your children, through to complex matters such as international relocation. With our Sydney-based team of lawyers on your side, you can work through the challenges you face as a parent.

Sydney family lawyers who make your legal challenges easier

Our Sydney family lawyers can use a range of approaches to help you overcome your legal challenges as a parent. The approach we use will vary according to the nature of the case. For example, while mediation and collaborative family law are open to straightforward child custody cases, they may not be appropriate for international disputes and those involving family violence.

Mediation and dispute resolution

One of the more efficient ways to resolve parenting matters involves using mediation family dispute resolution. The family dispute resolution process is developed specifically to help you and your partner settle child custody.

Mediation can also be a useful process when you are a grandparent or stepparent who wants to continue having a relationship with a child following a separation or family fall out. Mediation can open up communication and foster an agreement without the formality and stresses of entering the courtroom.

Collaborative family law

Collaborative family law involves both parties instructing a lawyer who will then attend roundtable meetings with them. It is often used when separating parents want to create parenting and custody agreements. It can also be used to oversee the fair division of assets in a property dispute. Like mediation and family dispute resolution, the process is much faster than going to court. The primary difference from mediation is that both parties have their lawyer present for any meetings, rather than the meetings being facilitated by an impartial mediator.

Complex cases that go to court

As family lawyers in Sydney, we also assist our clients when their parenting matters need to enter a court setting. Sometimes this happens because family dispute resolution or collaborative processes are not likely to work or have not proved effective.

When your parenting matters are complex, we have the expertise you need to resolve them. We are also able to work with other professionals and lawyers from other countries to bring your dispute to an end. To discuss your case with us, call 02 9223 3099 (8.30am to 5.30pm weekdays) or email Book a consultation here or contact us today.