Parenting and Family Matters

The most important aspect of parenting and family matters are the children directly involved. This means everything from the safety and wellbeing of a child, right down to their happiness and how shared custody arrangements might affect them.

It is important to note that any advice we provide to you in relation to your parenting matter will be focused on what is in the best interests of your children.

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The best interests of the child

Child care arrangements after separation can be difficult to contemplate. However, the team at Minors Family Law will discuss and provide the best family law advice affecting all the circumstances of the relationship breakdown.

We can both mediate and negotiate a parenting plan or consent orders with your spouse where special terms, conditions and parenting arrangements can be introduced and discussed.

Family law advice for parenting and family matters

What to expect


Possible changes

Outcomes and future responsibilities of a parent proceeding a shared custody case vary dramatically between the nature of each individual case. This means that a parent who was accustomed to a particular role in their child’s life may experience dramatic changes in those arrangements when a new parenting plan is put into place.


Keeping an open mind

Differences in power and influence of parents over their children tend to cause conflict between spouses. This can increase the difficulty in reaching parenting agreements which is why it’s important to maintain patience and empathy towards each other, remembering that your decision impact your children’s lives the most.


The finer details

Some of the less significant things will also be decided upon such as where and with whom your children will spend their birthdays, holidays and other special occasions like Christmas or Mother’s and Father’s Days.

Many of these smaller matters go without thought amidst normal parenting circumstances so it’s easy for spouses to become overwhelmed by all the unexpected changes.

What could affect or influence the parenting arrangements?

There are some common factors that are considered by a court before making any decisions on parenting and family matters. These could be:


The best possible access for the child to maintain meaningful parental and family relationships.


Any risk of the child being involved or exposes to abuse or neglect within a household.


The child’s opinion and views.


How the separation from one or more specific family members may affect the child


How the parent/caregiver will meet the psychological and financial needs of the child, and the capacity in which they are committed to this.


Cultural differences and/or complications.

We recommend attempting to resolve any parenting disputes without going to court. This can save you a great amount of time, money and hassle in both the short and long-term. However, in the event that this isn’t possible, Minors Family Law are ready to advise and represent you when you want to get started.

What you can expect from us

Quality legal advice without the hefty fees

We’re a smaller family law firm with the expertise of a large one meaning you receive the same quality legal advice without the hefty fees, commissions and hourly rates.

People helping people

At Minors Family Law, we’re essentially people helping people. When we commit to you as a client, we’re right by your side until your case is finalised and we achieve a result.

Professional, personalised approach

Our professionals pride themselves on working in their client’s best interests whilst evaluating and advising them with a more personal and individualistic approach.


We’ll be working with you to achieve a mutual goal providing you with full transparency and understanding every step of the way – we’ll never ask you to follow through with suggestions that you aren’t 100% comfortable with.


We like to discuss issues with our clients with an upfront and succinct approach while establishing a plan of resolution. 

High Success Rate

We boast a particularly high success rate when it comes to dispute resolution seeing clients in a much more improved position than they were prior to our services. 

Louise Longhurst
Louise Longhurst
Minors Family Law guided an elderly family member through an arduous property settlement. The team acted with professionalism, honesty and integrity throughout. They provided succinct legal advice, executed efficiently, and with calmness and kindness. We recommend unreservedly.
Neale Kant
Neale Kant
Ashleigh has been wonderful throughout a very long and arduous journey. Supported me all the way through with thoughtful and insightful advice. Very caring and extremely hard working. Highly recommend MFL to anyone.
Oscar Campos
Oscar Campos
I have the opportunity to be assisted by both Jacqueline and Ashleigh at Minors Family Law. I am really grateful for their support and services, I can tell that they care for their clients and do the best they can do to advise and come up with plans in the best interest of your kids. Going through court is not an easy process, but if you have the right people by your side it will definitely make a huge difference throughout the process. Thank you again.
Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams
I would highly recommend Minors Family Law to anybody. Jacqueline's profession yet compassionate nature helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life with a minimum of stress and expense. I can't thank her enough for amazing service.
Kathy Powell
Kathy Powell
Jacqueline was brilliant at guiding us through a very difficult and emotionally draining process. Her help, advice and knowledge of the legal and court system was fantastic. I highly recommend Minors Family Law to everyone.
claire renshaw
claire renshaw
I found Jacqueline, to be very professional, honest and proactive in my dealings with her. I would highly recommend Jacqueline to anyone looking to engage a family lawyer.
My family highly recommend Minors Family Law. The firm is our family representative. The principal lawyer, Jacqueline, is highly commendable with her professionalism, her understanding of our needs and most of all her insight for the best interest of children. This firm is insightful, understanding and work well with us. We have our peace of mind for leaving important matter with them.
Joyce Baillie
Joyce Baillie
I would highly recommend Jacqueline and Minors Family Law. Jacqueline had my best interest at heart both in terms of outcome and the challenges that could present. She provided clear and concise advice which was executed promptly and as instructed. I experienced a very calm and considered settlement process which took the stress out of an otherwise very emotionally charged situation. I am incredibly grateful that I engaged Minors Family Law.

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