Let’s Talk About What’s Best For Your Children

At Journey Family Lawyers, we’re committed to helping you achieve the outcome you need to get on with life. We know how important your children are to you, and we will fight hard to protect your rights to shared time with them while always keeping their best interests in mind.

Recent updates to the Family Law Act have put the emphasis back on what’s best for children, so we no longer use words like ‘custody’, ‘access’ or ‘guardianship’. Now we talk about children spending meaningful and significant time with both parents wherever possible, and both parents having equal parental responsibility.

What all this means is that we (and the Courts) will put your children first.

We’ll Help You Protect Your Time With Them

It’s easy to worry about your ex-partner trying to limit your time with your children, and it’s possible they’ve made threats to do so. The first thing you need to know is that with our help, it will be next to impossible for your ex-partner to take away your time with the children.

It’s best if you can come up with your own arrangements – that way you can work together to make sure the kids get the best outcome (with the least negative impact on their lives).

Fighting is what hurts children, not separation; so try to keep arguments to a minimum as you discuss the important things:

  1. Where will they live?
  2. What about any pets?
  3. Who will keep the family car?
  4. How will they see us both?

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If you can’t agree then you’ll need outside help

It’s always best if you can agree, so sometimes when you can’t do that on your own, there are other people who can step in to help you resolve your situation.

Going to court is always a last resort, so we’ll try everything to help you find a solution that’s best for you and the kids before we have to file for orders.

Our team will tell you everything you need to know, so you can negotiate effectively with your ex and stand up for your rights (and those of your children).

“Thank you Journey Family Lawyers for your commitment to myself and my son. The past four years were not always easy but with your knowledge and kindness I fought on to gain full custody of my little boy… thank you for being there for us and for changing our lives”

Transparent Fixed Fees For Peace Of Mind

We offer a fixed fee model meaning you pay for the work that’s done, not for how long it takes to do the work. You’ll know exactly what you will pay as you go, with no nasty surprise bills.

Read more about our clients’ success stories

Journey Family Lawyers has helped thousands of Australians through their separation.

With our Proactive approach to your case, and our range of fee options, you will be in safe hands, and in control at all times.
We are big enough to manage any matter but small enough to care for every single client. With all our experience you are in safe and supportive hands.
We have over 120 years family law experience between us. Bryan Galvin has over 40 years experience in family law.
Journey is flexible, accessible and transparent. Your lawyer will run all of your case or only the parts of it that you want us to help. We will always talk about your likely costs upfront and well ahead of time to help you budget. If you don't have money, we have other ways to help you get some for your legals.
We will give you practical, no nonsense and strategic advice, to get you through your difficult times.

Once you have a Parenting Plan
we’ll help ensure it’s upheld

Having everything written down is a great start, but even if you have a written agreement it’s a wise decision to have everything confirmed in Consent Orders to prevent any future issues. We can help make this process as smooth as possible, and avoid any errors which may affect you in the future.

Whichever stage you’re at, one free phone call with us will set you on the right path.

Let us help you build a plan for your children

You can speak with our team for free on 07 3832 5999 or leave your details below and we’ll be in touch.

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