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Lawson Place, Suite 1.05, 165 - 167 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000.

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Parenting Agreement Child Custody Attorney in Sydney

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Going through a separation is an incredibly stressful time filled with great uncertainty. Arguably the most stressful aspect of this process is formalising parenting arrangements.

As an experienced family lawyer, I regularly represent clients in the Family Court and the
Federal Circuit Court on a range of parenting matters.

In circumstances where two parties agree on parenting arrangements, these can be formalised by either a Parenting Plan or Consent Orders. Parenting Plans are a flexible document and can be drafted to address a range of parenting issues such as who the child/children live with, the allocation of parental responsibility, telephone/FaceTime communication, travel arrangements, and matters involving education, health and religion. While Parenting Plans are not legally binding and are not filed with the Court, they are a persuasive document if brought before the Court as they signpost the parenting arrangements previously agreed between the parties.

Similarly, Consent Orders can also be drafted. This document is filed with the Family Court of Australia and is legally binding. Should a party breach the parenting orders, the Court has a wide range of penalties that it can impose upon the offending party from ordering make up time in compensation for the spend time lost, ordering the offending party to attend an educational program or counselling, imposing a fine or an order to pay the other side’s legal costs, or even imposing a term of imprisonment in the most serious breaches.

In circumstances where the parties cannot agree on parenting arrangements, a party must attend or attempt mediation prior to filing documents with the Court. A section 60 I certificate will be issued allowing a party to subsequently file documents seeking parenting orders. It should also be noted that grandparents are also eligible to file an application to the Court seeking parenting orders.

Get Legal Advice For Family Consent Orders

As an experienced attorney, i can assist anyone looking to file for a Family Consent Order in the Sydney area. Should you have any concerns over parenting matters, please reach out for a no-obligation consultation. This discussion will help to determine the viability of a Family Consent Order, or whether a Parenting Agreement is possible.

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Mediation for family law consent orders

As an accredited member of the AMA, I am a strong advocate for mediation as a means to resolve family disputes. Mediation is a confidential, timely and cost-effective approach where both parties can achieve a mutual agreement and avoid going to court. Under this method, a mediator’s role is to facilitate discussions between each side and explore key areas of concern that represent a roadblock to agreement. A mediator is neutral and does not take sides.

If you are interested in mediation as a way to finalise Family Law Consent Orders, please reach out today.

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Respectful and informative

Matthew was patient, respectful and informative. My partner was stressing out in regards to her legal matter and he was immensely helpful in alleviating her worries. Matthew was able to provide great service and clear cut answers during the phone consult and assure her of the situation. Most importantly he ensured all the concerns were…

Respectful and informative

Matthew was patient, respectful and informative. My partner was stressing out in regards to her legal matter and he was immensely helpful in alleviating her worries. Matthew was able to provide great service and clear cut answers during the phone consult and assure her of the situation. Most importantly he ensured all the concerns were addressed and didn’t rush us which is greatly appreciated.

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Always responds quickly very professional.

Mathew has been fantastic helping me through my property settlement without me feeling stressed. Always responds quickly very professional.

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All I can say is….the advice was very helpful. Much appreciated to Mathew Buckley’s firm.

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I just want to say thank you so much for the amazing quality that you bring.It has been a pleasure from the initial phone call with you. New Beginnings and a fresh start. Thank you for bringing new opportunities and offering support, and for helping me release and heel my pass, fill me with the…

Amazing quality

I just want to say thank you so much for the amazing quality that you bring.It has been a pleasure from the initial phone call with you.
New Beginnings and a fresh start.

Thank you for bringing new opportunities and offering support, and for helping me release and heel my pass, fill me with the trust, as I experience these changes.

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Great Professionalism

Matthew Buckley represented me in court on the day showing great professionalism. He answered every tricky question I had with the best detail to help me understand better and made sure I was looked after and made the right decisions. Top bloke with an amazing work ethic and very easy to get along with! Thanks…

Great Professionalism

Matthew Buckley represented me in court on the day showing great professionalism. He answered every tricky question I had with the best detail to help me understand better and made sure I was looked after and made the right decisions.

Top bloke with an amazing work ethic and very easy to get along with!

Thanks again mate.

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