A key part of the role of a collaborative family lawyer is to help parents to negotiate arrangements for the ongoing care and support of their children following separation. The process of determining child care and support arrangements used to be referred to as child custody but is now more correctly referred to as parenting arrangements.
Relationship breakdown is by its very nature, a stressful time for all involved. Seeking the expert advice of an experienced family lawyer can assist you to make sense of what can be a difficult and confusing situation. Family lawyers can help you deal with all aspects of relationship breakdown, including arrangements for the care of your children, financial support, division of property and legal dissolution of a relationship, eg. divorce.