Child Custody Arrangement

As an established child custody law firm with a strong
track record of success for our clients,
Collective Family Law Group can assist
you to reach a post-separation
parenting agreement.


The advice that we give clients is in relation to The Family Law Act 1975, which is ultimately focused to ensure the best interests of the children are met.

Before considering going to Court parties should attempt to reach agreement through negotiations and mediation, and then formalise the agreement reached with consent orders that are filed in the Family Court.

If agreement can’t be reached between separated parents, we can advise you about the next possible steps. This advice will vary depending on your particular situation.

Compulsory family dispute resolution

Most parents are required to attend Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and are further required to make a genuine attempt regarding parenting disputes prior to making an application to the court. There are limited exceptions to this rule where parties do not have to attempt FDR prior to filing in court.

In our capacity as a children & family law firm, Collective Family Law Group we can arrange private Family Dispute Resolution mediations for our clients.

After attempting FDR, if there remains outstanding issues, we can further negotiate on your behalf or if it is necessary we can assist you in making an application to the court.

Relocation Issues

As families move around nationally and internationally more and more, many families are faced with the dilemma that upon separation, one of the parties wants to move home with the children.

Parents cannot relocated with children without first obtaining the consent of the other parent or making an application the court to gain permission to relocate.

In the event that a parent relocates and takes the children without obtaining consent of the other parent or orders from the court, they can be ordered by the court to return with the children.

Collective Family Law Group can assist you in any relocation matter that you may be facing.

Child Support

Collective Family Law Group can provide general advice about your child support liabilities and entitlements. Parties can either enter into a private child support agreement or they can go through the Child Support Agency (CSA).

Grandparents & other third parties

Collective Family Law Group have a range of experience with representing grandparents and other third parties, to ensure they are able to spend time and communicate with their grandchildren following separation of the child’s parents.

Other Children’s matters we deal with include:

  • Change of existing consent orders or parenting arrangements
  • Relocation
  • Travel arrangements for children
  • Placing children on Airport Watch Lists
  • Change of children’s names
  • Same sex parenting arrangements
  • Paternity disputes


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

Not every matter needs to go to Court and we do our best to resolve all matters outside of the Court.

Client Feedback

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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