Parenting Lawyers Chatswood

Navigating the Complex World of Parenting and Child Matters

At the heart of family law are matters that directly impact the lives of children and their parents.
At Dettmann Phair Lawyers, our dedicated team of parenting lawyers in Chatswood understands the delicate nature of parenting law. Our approach is always to act in the best interests of the child while safeguarding the rights and responsibilities of the parents.

Parenting and child matters can be emotionally charged and legally complex. Whether you are dealing with custody issues, parenting plans, child support, or other family law matters, our team is committed to providing compassionate yet firm legal support.


Our Parenting Law Services in Chatswood

Custody and Living Arrangements

Determining who children will live with and the time they will spend with each parent is a sensitive issue. We assist in negotiating living arrangements that serve the best interests of the child while respecting the roles of each parent. Our family lawyers also understands that circumstances change, and we are adept at adapting arrangements to suit evolving family dynamics.

Parenting Plans and Orders

A well-structured parenting plan is essential for clarity and consistency in co-parenting. Our family law specialists help draft comprehensive parenting plans that cover all aspects of a child’s life, including education, health, and extracurricular activities. When necessary, we assist in obtaining parenting orders from the court to formalise these arrangements.

Child Support

Ensuring that children receive adequate financial support from both parents is crucial. We guide parents through the legalities of child support, including calculating appropriate amounts and understanding the legal obligations.

International Parenting Matters

In our increasingly global society, international parenting issues, such as relocation and international child abduction, are becoming more common. Our expertise extends to navigating these complex cross-border legal issues, always prioritising the child’s welfare.

Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Whenever possible, we advocate for dispute resolution through mediation. This approach often leads to more amicable outcomes and is generally less stressful for children. Our skilled mediators facilitate constructive discussions, focusing on finding mutually agreeable solutions without having to undergo court proceedings.


In cases where an amicable agreement cannot be reached, our team is equipped to represent your interests in court. Our litigation experience ensures that your case is presented effectively and empathetically, always with the child’s best interests at the forefront.

Our Process

Initial Consultation

Our process begins with a comprehensive initial consultation. This is an opportunity for you to share the details of your situation in a confidential setting. We take the time to understand the nuances of your case, your concerns, and your goals regarding parenting and child matters.

Assessing Your Case

Following the initial consultation, our experienced lawyers assess your case, considering all legal aspects. We review any existing agreements or court orders, evaluate the needs of the children involved, and consider your circumstances to provide informed legal advice.

Developing a Strategy

Based on our assessment, we develop a tailored legal strategy. Whether your case requires negotiation, mediation, or litigation, we outline a clear plan of action. This strategy is designed to protect your rights and interests while prioritising the well-being of your children.

Ongoing Support and Communication

Throughout your case, we maintain open lines of communication. We keep you informed of all developments and provide ongoing support. Understanding that family law matters can be emotionally taxing; we ensure you have the guidance needed to make informed decisions.

Negotiation and Mediation

In many cases, we can resolve issues through negotiation or mediation, fostering a collaborative approach. This can often lead to more amicable solutions that are in the best interest of the children and satisfactory to all parties involved without all the hefty legal costs.

Court Representation

If you commence court proceedings, our skilled lawyers are prepared to represent you effectively. We present your case with the utmost professionalism, ensuring that your voice is heard and your parental rights are protected.

Post-Resolution Support

Even after a resolution is reached, our team is here to provide post-resolution support. Whether it’s adapting to a new parenting arrangement or addressing any subsequent legal questions, we remain your trusted legal partners.

Why Choose Dettmann Phair Lawyers for Parenting Matters?

Expertise and Experience

With years of specialised experience in family law, our family lawyer possesses a deep understanding of the complexities involved in parenting matters. We stay abreast of the latest legal developments to provide you with informed and effective representation.

Child-Centric Approach

Our primary focus is the welfare and best interests of the children involved. We approach every case with sensitivity and a commitment to achieving outcomes that support the child’s emotional and physical well-being.

Personalised Support

We recognise that each family’s situation is unique. Our team provides personalised legal advice and support tailored to your specific family dynamics and needs.

Collaborative and Compassionate Service

Dealing with parenting law matters can be emotionally challenging. We offer a supportive environment where you can feel heard and understood. Our collaborative approach ensures that you are involved and informed at every step.

Dettmann Phair Lawyers: Your Partners in Parenting Law

In the complex world of parenting law, having an experienced and empathetic legal team is invaluable.

At Dettmann Phair Lawyers, we are dedicated to guiding you through every aspect of your parenting law matter with professionalism and compassion.

In addition to our parenting law services, we extend our legal services to family matters involving property settlement, divorce proceedings, spousal maintenance, and more.

If you are facing parenting challenges or need advice on any aspect of parenting law, we invite you to contact our Chatswood family lawyers. Book a free consultation with us and let us be your trusted legal partner, ensuring the best possible outcome for you and your children.


Frequently Asked Questions

How is child custody determined?

Child custody is determined based on what is in the best interests of the child, considering factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent, their routine, and their emotional and physical needs.

Can parenting plans be legally enforced?

While parenting plans are not legally binding, they can be formalised into consent orders, which are enforceable by the court.

How is child support calculated?

Child support is calculated based on each parent’s income, the number of children, and the time children spend with each parent, among other factors.

What if my ex-partner doesn’t comply with court orders?

If your former partner is not complying with court orders, there are legal services to enforce the orders. It’s advisable to seek legal advice in these situations.

Can I relocate with my child without the other parent’s permission?

Relocating with a child without the consent of your former spouse or a court order can be legally complex. It’s important to seek legal advice before making any decisions.

How can we help in international parenting disputes?

At Dettmann Phair Lawyers, we offer expert guidance in international parenting disputes, adeptly navigating complex international laws, including child abduction and relocation issues. We liaise with global legal authorities, strategically approach each unique case, and prioritise your child’s welfare, ensuring that outcomes align with their best interests while safeguarding your parental rights.
Our team provide comprehensive support, making these challenging cross-border situations more manageable and focused on favourable resolutions.


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