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Child Custody

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The biggest issue for many couples facing divorce is the effect it will have to their children. Courts determining divorce will generally only do so once it is established that arrangements have been made for the children. Throughout the process, the best interests of the children will be paramount. Although we deal with every aspect of divorce, at Legal First Solicitors Barristers we too take this element and the rights of the children to be of highest importance, and we firmly believe that this is the only way to achieve the best outcome for all those involved.

On 1 July 2006 the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 came into effect. This legislation focuses on facilitating the rights of children to have a meaningful relationship with both parents by encouraging parents to share responsibility for their children post separation. Information about joint custody, shared responsibility and parenting orders (including child visitation) can be obtained by speaking to one of our experienced family lawyers, who are trained to advise you as to the best outcome for your situation, at all times with honesty, integrity and confidentiality.