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Expert Child Custody Arrangements

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Finding common ground when it comes to child custody and parenting plans can be an incredibly challenging process. We are here to help.

When it comes to arranging the care and well-being of your child, it’s essential to prioritise their best interests.

Here are some key considerations to keep in mind:

  • Child’s age and health condition
  • Living arrangement of the Child
  • Time with Other Significant Persons
  • After-School Care and Holidays
  • Communications between the Child and the parents
  • Other matters including school preference, participation in sports or religious activities and etc.

Our team can assist in formalising the child arrangements by Parenting Plan or Consent Orders if they are able to reach an agreement in relation to the arrangement of the child:

Parenting Plan
A Parenting Plan is a flexible, informal agreement that allows parents to collaboratively decide on child custody and support arrangements. It is a written document that outlines how you will share responsibilities for your child. Parenting Plans provide flexibility but are not legally binding.

Consent Orders
Consent Orders are legally binding agreements approved by the court. To obtain Consent Orders, parents must meet specific requirements to satisfy the Registrar. This option provides additional legal protection.

Court Proceedings
If parents are unable to reach an agreement regarding current and future parenting arrangements for their children, they may need to consider applying to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia for a court order. When the Court is called upon to determine any disputes about children, including residence, visitation, decision-making, schooling, and medical procedures, it is obligated to prioritize the best interests of the child as its paramount consideration. The Family Law Act 1975 provides guidance on how the Court determines a child’s best interests, but it retains the discretion to consider any relevant factors.

At Arcuri Turnbull Law, we have amassed over 40 years of experience in Family Law, making us the go-to experts in untangling the complexities of child custody matters.

Our priority is reaching resolutions outside of the courtroom, saving time, money and emotional toll . Our team of mediators possesses a unique ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and with utmost respect to facilitate effective resolutions. Moreover, we prioritise accessibility, accommodating your needs by offering flexible meeting arrangements – we’re even available on weekends. We understand that every situation is unique, so our approach revolves around what works best for you.

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Our team comprises professional advisers who wholeheartedly comprehend your needs. We are astute at identifying potential issues that may have escaped your notice and offer valuable insights, both on an individual and family level.

We don’t believe in long, costly negotiations. You need the right advice so you can make informed decisions. Parties are encouraged by the law to sensibly discuss and negotiate a division of property where possible. We believe in a solution-driven and client-centric approach. Combined with clear and transparent communication, will guide you throughout this challenging process.

Flexibility and accessibility are pillars of our service. This means we can seamlessly collaborate with you, regardless of your location. Whether it’s over the phone, through virtual consultations, online information collection or in person at our office, our family lawyers are ready to assist.

Why choose Arcuri Turnbull Law?

Our team comprises professional advisers who wholeheartedly comprehend your needs. We are astute at identifying potential issues that may have escaped your notice and offer valuable insights, both on an individual and family level.

We don’t believe in long, costly negotiations. You need the right advice so you can make informed decisions. Parties are encouraged by the law to sensibly discuss and negotiate a division of property where possible. We believe in a solution-driven and client-centric approach. Combined with clear and transparent communication, will guide you throughout this challenging process.

Flexibility and accessibility are pillars of our service. This means we can seamlessly collaborate with you, regardless of your location. Whether it’s over the phone, through virtual consultations, online information collection or in person at our office, our team is ready to assist.

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Contact our team at Arcuri Turnbull Law to conclude favourable Child Custody Arrangements and robust parenting plans.

What truly stands out is the staff’s unwavering helpfulness and consideration. They take the time to understand our specific needs and tailor their services accordingly, providing a personalised experience that makes us feel valued and supported.

Nassim S.
Gold coast

Great legal work on our settlement. Plenty of communication and dealt with very professionally. Would use again for sure!

Andrew P.
Gold coast

Very efficient and knowledgeable and communicated with us regularly to achieve the best possible outcome.

Nick R.

Arcuri have dealt with all matters we have engaged them to handle, some quite complex. Excellent conveyancing services and outstanding legal advice from Lionel and Mick. Thorough, friendly and accessible throughout all processes.

Suzi C.

Arcuri Turnbull law have help my family and I with both conveyancing issues and Estate matters for a number of years.
They have always made the process, no matter what the issue, as stress free and as positive as possible. Glenda and Lionel are a fantastic team.

Helen J.

We had a great experience with Arcuri Turnbull Law who took care of the conveyancing in the purchase of our new home. This was our first home on the Gold Coast, and our first in Queensland for 13 years, and they made the process easy for us. Always friendly and helpful and very efficient.

Penelope G.

For approximately the past 10 years, I have chosen Arcuri Turnbull Law for all of my Legal matters, including the conveyancing and settlement of numerous property sales and purchases, and the formation of my Will.
I have always found them to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable, professional and approachable.
Their personalised service is outstanding, and I never feel like “just a number!”
I always feel assured that they are doing their utmost to assist me from a legal perspective, whilst at the same time offering me reassurance and instilling confidence.
Aimee is a pleasure to deal with, and her incredible knowledge base and interpersonal skills are an asset to Arcuri Turbull Law.
Lionel has also been extraordinary, and in more difficult situations has offered his expert legal advice and intervened where necessary to achieve the desired and best outcome.
From the moment I make contact with Arcuri Turbull Law, to the finalisation of the Legal Matter involved, I am always very satisfied with their high level of integrity, professionalism and the delivery and provision of exceptional legal advice and services.
I highly recommend Arcuri Turbull Law for all Legal matters.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Property division during a divorce or separation is governed by the Family Law Act 1975. If the parties have reached an agreement about dividing the property pool, you can document your agreement via Consent Orders or a Financial Agreement in accordance with the Family Law Act 1975. If you and your partner cannot reach an agreement about the property division, you can make an application to the Court for orders.

Consent Orders and Binding Financial Agreements are both ways of settling property and financial matters between parties in a family law dispute. Consent Orders are approved by the court and are more final, while BFAs are private agreements between parties that are not approved by the court and are more flexible. For Consent Orders, the parties must file an application with the court and provide full financial disclosure. The court will then consider the orders and, if they are satisfied that they are fair and reasonable, approve them. For BFAs, parties must obtain independent legal advice and sign the agreement in the presence of their legal practitioner.

By creating a parenting plan which sets out the arrangements for parenting and visitation. The plan should cover issues such as where the children will live, how much time they will spend with each parent, and how major decisions will be made. It’s important to make sure the plan is in the best interests of the children.

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