Parenting Matters: Live with and time with children


(Previously known as residence and contact)


“Your children’s wellbeing and happiness is your utmost priority. Our aim is to help you reach an agreement about parenting matters as swiftly as possible to reduce disruption and ease transition.”

 – Nicole Le Pou, Family Lawyer.


Ease the transition for you and your children.


Separation and divorce is never easy for children. But there are several ways to reduce the stress and emotional cost of the transition. Often a child will live mainly with one parent and may spend a specified time with the other parent, or sometimes an “equal time” agreement can be reached. Whatever the arrangement, it’s imperative to reach an agreement swiftly and with as little stress as possible to reduce family disruption.


We can help you with:


  • Mediated discussions with your former partner and their legal representative to reach a practical agreement that works for all.
  • Or maybe you and your partner already have an agreement? We can formalise the arrangement without you having to go to Family Court.
  • Your agreement may also include arrangements for your child/ren to spend time with grandparents or other extended family members.
  • Advice on child support.
  • Referral to counselling services if necessary.
  • Advice on Domestic Violence issues.


Going to Family Court.


In some cases a mediated agreement may not be possible and it becomes necessary to go to Court. We’ll guide you through the complexities of going to court. Our Family Lawyers, will represent you in court proceedings and you’ll benefit from their tenacity and long-term experience with the Family Court system to ensure your case is presented in the best possible way to achieve your desired outcome for your children’s wellbeing.


Got a question about child residence or contact?


Call us today on (03) 7002 6222 or send us an email enquiry