Experienced Chinese lawyers for your child custody and support matters

If you are facing child custody and child support issues, protecting your parental rights and your child’s future is of the utmost importance. At Canaan Lawyers, we recognize the emotional and legal challenges that come with such matters.

Our compassionate and experienced team is committed to advocating for you and your child’s best interests. We work tirelessly to ensure that your rights as a parent are safeguarded and that your child’s well-being and future are prioritised throughout the entire legal process.

Looking to safeguard your custody rights and secure your child’s future? We are here to help.

At our firm, we are committed to guiding you through the complex legal landscape of child custody matters and securing the best possible outcome for your situation. Our team of experienced lawyers offers a range of services to support you throughout your child custody journey, including:

  • Maximising time with your child;
  • Developing parenting plan;
  • Preventing parental abduction;
  • Securing child support;
  • Enforcing an order if the child has been unreachable;
  • Filing urgent applications for parenting orders;
  • Addressing visitation restrictions resulting from an intervention order;
  • Negotiating with the other side;
  • Reaching agreements through mediation; and
  • Litigating child custody matters.

If any of the statements resonate with you, you should speak to our lawyer today to find out the best course of action.

  • You and your partner are unable to agree on parenting arrangements for your child. 
  • You are concerned about your child’s safety or well-being in the care of your partner. 
  • You are worried about losing time with your child due to the separation.
  • You or your parent consider moving away with your child.
  • You cannot see your child because of the Intervention Order, or you have been kicked out of the house. 
  • You have received any legal documents related to child custody or parenting arrangements.

Frequently asked questions

What criteria is child custody based on?

Child custody is based on several criteria, including the best interests of the child, the child’s relationship with each parent, and the child’s relationship with other family members and individuals. The child’s age, maturity, and needs will also be considered, as well as any history of abuse, neglect, or family violence.

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Can a parent get all custody of a child?

In Australia, there is no automatic right for a mother or father to have sole custody of a child. The court’s primary consideration is always the best interests of the child, and both parents are typically encouraged to play an active role in their child’s upbringing. In some cases, a parent may be granted sole custody if it is in the best interests of the child and if the other parent is deemed unfit or unable to care for the child.

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Can I bring my child overseas?

It depends on your specific situation and the legal requirements involved.

If there are restrictions in your parenting agreement or court order, you may need to seek permission from the other parent or obtain a court order. If the other parent objects to the proposed trip, the matter may be brought before the court for determination.

It is important to obtain legal advice before making any plans to take your child overseas to avoid any risks. 

What is a parenting plan and how does it differ from a consent order?

A parenting plan is a written agreement between two parents that covers issues such as where the child will live, the time they will spend with each parent, and the responsibilities each parent has for the child. A parenting plan is not legally binding, but it can be used as evidence in court proceedings.

A consent order is a legal agreement that is made by the parties and approved by the court. It is legally binding and enforceable. Consent orders can cover the same issues as a parenting plan. Unlike a parenting plan, a consent order can only be changed by going back to court and seeking a variation.

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Is it necessary to go to court for child custody?

It is not always necessary to go to court for child custody. Many parents are able to reach an agreement on child custody and parenting arrangements without involving the court. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to seek a court order if an agreement cannot be reached. This is why it is important to contact us to help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights and interests.

Who is responsible for paying child support? What expenses does child support cover?

The parent who does not have primary care of the child is generally responsible for paying child support. Child support is intended to cover the basic expenses associated with raising a child, such as food, clothing, and housing. However, it may also cover other expenses, such as medical costs, education expenses, and extracurricular activities, depending on the circumstances of the case. 

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How much does it cost for child custody matters?

The cost of a child custody matter can vary widely depending on various factors such as the complexity of the case, the location, and the duration of the proceedings. In order to get a specific quote, it would be best to contact us directly. Our lawyers can assess your specific needs and provide you with a fixed-fee quote.

This FAQ content is general in nature and not intended as legal advice. For specific legal advice regarding your situation, we strongly advise you to consult a lawyer. 

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At Canaan Lawyers, we are committed to achieving your desired outcome and enable you to succeed. If you are going through issues related to child custody and child support in Australia, our team of experienced lawyers is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

At Canaan Lawyers, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide premium law services in a variety of different areas, including criminal law, commercial law and litigation. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment with one of our Chinese lawyers in Melbourne, get in touch with our team today. Our Melbourne based office can be reached on 03 9620 0888. Alternatively, you can send an email to info@canaanlawyers.com.au or fill out our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.