Queensland Family Law Practice

Child Custody

We can help you with child custody

Expert Child Custody Lawyers Brisbane

Make sure you get the best outcome possible, for you and your families’ future.  We will

  • Guide you through the entire Family Law process

  • Help you navigate through this difficult time

  • Get the outcome you need to move on with your life

More than 100+ years of combined lawyer experience.

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For a limited time, we are offering you a 10 min free chat with a family lawyer so you can get answers and direction to move forward.

Clients’ Reviews

Lee-Anne Pringle
Lee-Anne Pringle
Amazing Service & Information - I am a Disability Advocate and I was ringing for a distressed client who had had a family member pass away. The lady on the phone was pleasant, professional and tended to my inquiry straight away. Would not hesitate to use this service again.
richard hocking
richard hocking
Understanding and supportive.
Matt Hutton
Matt Hutton
Thanks to Tracy, Rachael and the team for working with me to give me a better than expected outcome financially and essentially Tracy for keeping me on track during a tough mediation. Still some work to do but you guys have been so professional and helpful throughout this messy process.
Michelle Steer
Michelle Steer
The half hour webinar was extremely useful and easy to understand. In a difficult time, you don't want "legal speak" and this was definitely not that, highly recommend for anybody who has just seperated
Nahid Tonmoy
Nahid Tonmoy
The customer service to legal advice, everything was fantastic. The whole team really looks after their clients.
Anthony Macdonnell
Anthony Macdonnell
The wills of my wife and I were updated earlier this year and the team at Forge Legal handled this in a very professional and efficient way. We would have no hesitation in recommending them
Very happy with the service received recently when purchasing our new home,everything went very smoothly and we were kept up to date with information, highly recommend .
sandra fitzgerald
sandra fitzgerald
Very happy with the service we received from Queensland Family Law Practice, when we recently purchased our new home, they kept us informed and kept everything running smoothly, highly recommend.

Guiding You, we are Child Custody Experts

As a parent, we understand that your child’s well-being is your top priority, and we share that same commitment to ensuring that your child’s best interests are protected in a child custody case. Our law firm has a team of dedicated child custody experts who have extensive experience and knowledge in this area of law, and we will work closely with you to understand your unique situation and develop a personalised legal strategy to achieve your goals in:

  • Consent Orders
  • Custody
  • Parenting Plans
  • Family Court Applications
  • Who the child is to live with
  • Who the child spends time with
  • Relocation Orders
  • Contravention Orders
  • Magellan (Child Abuse) Matters
  • Appeals
  • Overseas Travel
  • Grandparent Applications
  • Hague Convention Applications
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Arrangements concerning children can be made with or without the intervention of a court. Not every matter needs to go to court or be a dispute. In fact, most matters concerning children are able to be settled between the parties.

There are 2 ways to finalise arrangements for children where the parties agree.

  1. Parenting Plans (written agreement between the parties)
  2. Consent Orders (written agreement between the parties that has been accepted by the Court)

At Queensland Family Law Practice we try to make the process of obtaining Consent Orders or Parenting Plans as easy as possible. We have fixed fees for Consent Orders to assist you in budgeting throughout the process.

Unfortunately, in some cases Court intervention is necessary to decide an issue that is unable to be resolved by the parties. In these cases we explain the process to you in user friendly terms without all the legal jargon. We are aware that the court process can be draining not only on you but also for the children and as such we try to get you through the process as quickly as possible.

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Our friendly team can help you in all areas of law.

Orders pertaining to children do not just deal with who the child lives with and who the child spends time with. Orders can be as broad or narrow as you choose. Generally orders also include clauses to cater for the following issues:

  • Educational Information

  • Medical information

  • Overseas Travel

  • Holiday time

  • Special days (such as mother’s day, father’s day, birthdays, christenings etc)

  • Christmas day

  • Telephone contact

  • Orders to prevent each party insulting the other to the children

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Need some tips on parenting arrangements?

Knowing your rights and your children’s rights together with well-defined Parenting Arrangements will help you and your children.

More than 100+ years of combined lawyer experience.

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Expert Advice on Co-Parenting: Dos & Don’ts

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several things that you shouldn’t say during child custody mediation. These include:

  •  Bad mouthing the other parent
  •  Doing or saying things to make the child feel sorry for you
  •  Not trying to speak to the other parent
  • Prevent the other parent from having access to the child
  • Lying to the court about drug use or alcohol consumption
  • Splitting up the children
  • Not preparing properly for court specialists or experts/ coaching children
  • Allowing the children to play one parent off against the other
  • Involving the children in the parental dispute/ legal proceedings
  • Not putting the best interests of the children first in their decision making.

For more details on the above outlines, you can check our blog – “10 Things People do wrong in Child Custody Matters

Parenting proceedings and domestic violence proceedings are often interconnected. Being involved in multiple proceedings regarding parenting and domestic violence can be stressful and confusing. During such situations, you need clarity regarding your legal rights and how you should be implementing court orders.

Many magistrates have opted to include additional terms when making a protection order which effectively preclude a term of the protection order if it impacts upon an existing parenting order.
Here are some tips to follow if your parenting orders conflict with domestic violence orders

There is no such thing as men’s rights vs women’s rights under the Family Law Act 1975. The Family Law Act states that “a child has a right to be known and cared for by both parents.” This means that the Court isn’t so much concerned about the sex of the parent, but rather the child’s need to spend time with each parent as much as is reasonably possible.


We treat every client with respect and always put your best interests first.
That is why we are award-winning lawyers.


We treat every client with respect and always put your best interests first.
That is why we are award-winning lawyers.