Child Custody Lawyer

Signs You Might Need A Child Custody Lawyer

Child custody matters are never easy, but with an experienced child custody lawyer by your side, they can be far more straightforward. At Collective Family Law Group, we’re here to help you during the most challenging times, and we want to achieve the best results for you and your family. We’re here to support you and offer trustworthy, practical legal advice throughout your child custody negotiations. Here are a few signs you might want to give us a call.

Signs You Might Need To Call A Child Custody Lawyer

If you’ve been tossing up whether or not to contact a child custody lawyer, here are a few telltale signs that it’s time to make an appointment.

  • You’d like to enter mediation. Many people undergo mediation when their relationship ends to keep their matters out of court and keep things affordable. The Collective Family Law Group team are experienced negotiators, and we can help you do what’s right for you and your children throughout mediation.
  • You need parenting consent orders. If mediation isn’t working and you and your ex can’t come to an agreement about custody, you may need to apply for parenting consent orders. A child custody lawyer from Collective Family Law Group can help you with your application.
  • Your ex prevents you from seeing your children. If contact with your children has been cut off, you need to consult with a family lawyer to see what you can do to get access to your kids.
  • If you believe your children are in danger. At Collective Family Law Group, we help survivors of domestic violence every day. We understand that abusers tend to continue their abuse by using the legal system to their advantage, and we want to help you get the best outcome for yourself and your family. Contact us today for a free consultation, and we’ll get the ball rolling on how to help you and your children.
  • Your circumstances have changed. If you have a loose parenting agreement in place and your circumstances change suddenly, you might want to consult with a family lawyer to see how this might affect your arrangements.
  • If you have a history of drinking or drug abuse. If you have a history of drinking or drug abuse, it will likely come up during child custody discussions. Make sure you consult with your child custody lawyer on how to get access to your children.

How To Choose The Right Child Custody Lawyer For You

At Collective Family Law Group, we believe it’s important to find a child custody lawyer you can trust with your unique situation. We have a few tips on how to choose the right solicitor for you.

  • Choose a family lawyer. If you’re facing a child custody dispute, you need to find a lawyer who specialises in family law. The Collective Family Law Group team practise exclusively in family law, and several of our lawyers have decades of experience working in all areas of family law, including child custody. During your free consultation, we’ll discuss the right legal professional to handle your matter.
  • Make sure you’re personally compatible. It’s vital that you trust your lawyer and feel comfortable confiding in them. If you think that your lawyer doesn’t respect you or isn’t listening to you, it’ll add stress to your already stressful situation.
  • Ask plenty of questions. Child custody can be complicated, so you undoubtedly have plenty of questions you’ll want to ask. Bring them to your initial consultation, and your solicitor should have no issues providing you with some information.
  • Listen to your friends and family. Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool, and if a family lawyer is good at what they do, word will get around pretty quickly. Ask friends, family for their opinions, but also ask other professionals such as accountants and psychologists. They often work with family lawyers, and they may be able to refer you to the right solicitor for your situation. At the end of the day, make sure you read through the Google reviews carefully to understand who you’re hiring and their reputation as a legal professional.
  • How often will they communicate with you? How often will you be able to speak with your lawyer? If you live near their office, will you see them often? Or will you receive regular emails and Zoom calls instead? Before you hire a solicitor, ask them what their preferred method of communication is and how often you can expect to hear from them with updates.

Why Choose Collective Family Law Group? 

There’s a reason why more people turn to Collective Family Law Group when they need a child custody lawyer.

  • Our results speak for themselves. We measure our results on the feedback we receive from our clients, as their happiness is our priority. We’re armed with the legal and practical knowledge to see you through a difficult time as simply and easily as possible.
  • There’s not much we can’t do. From separation, divorce, and parenting matters to property settlement, binding financial agreements, and domestic violence, our legal team are experienced in all areas of family law.
  • We provide solicitor-free alternatives. If you’d like to settle your divorce as quickly as possible without taking it to court, you may want to try using Resolve Online. Collective Family Law Group’s director, Caralee Fontenele, designed this affordable online resource to guide people through the family law process at their own pace without having to spend money on legal fees. Resolve Online has short videos, workbooks, information sheets, checklists, and clear steps to help you work through your legal issue in the most efficient, affordable way.
  • We understand your situation. Most of our clients are going through challenging times, so we do our best to offer compassionate support through the family law process. Our family lawyers will take the time to listen to your story and provide you with the best advice for your unique situation.
  • We practice exclusively in family law. Many of our associates and senior lawyers at Collective Family Law Group have specialised exclusively in family law, giving them a unique edge over other law professionals in the industry. They’re passionate about delivering accurate, high-quality legal advice that you can rely on.
  • We strive to keep our services cost-effective. Quality legal advice shouldn’t be prohibitively expensive, which is why Collective Family Law Group are dedicated to efficient and prompt resolution of family law matters. We offer free initial consultations and fixed fee services, so you’ll understand the costs from the very beginning.

Call Collective Family Law Group When You Need A Child Custody Lawyer

At Collective Family Law Group, our practice focuses exclusively on family law matters. We’re industry experts in all matters of family law, including but not limited to matters of separation, property settlement, domestic violence, financial agreements, divorce, and child support. We strive to provide quality legal services with a resolution-focused approach to our clients’ needs, and our team offer practical legal advice and solutions in a professional, approachable manner. If you need a child custody lawyer, contact Collective Family Law Group today.


We are committed to the efficient and prompt resolution of family law matters, in the most cost effective manner possible.

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These guys have been absolutely amazing with helping me with my case as it has been tough but they have helped me get through it. Honestly the team have been so amazing and have helped me with been able to get the courage to get through this situation and they have been so supportive. The service has been fantastic as they have checked up on me and my family constantly to see how we have been going through out the process. I would highly recommend Collective Family Law Group to any one seeking assistance in a family law matter. Yours Faithfully, Mark.

I cannot speak highly enough about the team at Collective Family Law. I was going though a very hard time emotionally and financially and received nothing but compassion and support. If you need a family lawyer please look no further than this group of high knowledgeable and skilled people, you’ll be glad you did. Yours faithfull Brendan.

If any interaction with a business deserve 5 stars this law firm does. When I left I felt like I had been problem solving with a trusted friend over coffee, beware the choc chip cookie jar in the kitchen area

The whole team at Collective Family Law have been so helpful. They have helped me through such a hard time and went above and beyond to make sure my every need was met, and to such a high standard. Couldn’t recommend them enough!!!

The team at Collective Family Law Group helped me navigate through a very difficult time in my life. I appreciated their honest, straight forward approach and would recommend them to anyone needing family law work done.

Amazing firm and staff! Couldn’t recommend enough.

Fantastic experience. I was skeptical of the whole free first consultation thing but how wrong I was. Jenny was awesome, answered all of my questions and advised clearly on my situation with knowledge, understanding and a lovely manner. Would recommend to anyone who asks.
My first (and hopefully last) experience with a family law service, so I have nothing to compare to. I don’t know what fees are like generally with other family law services, but it was a costly experience. You do get what you pay for though, I always had a prompt and professional response to all of my concerns.

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