Child Custody & Parenting Dispute Lawyers

If child custody issues arise during your separation or divorce, you will need trusted legal advice and assistance. Minimise the disruption to your family life by contacting one of our highly experienced child custody specialists as soon as possible.

Multiple Office Locations

Sydney, NSW, ACT & WA

Multilingual Lawyers

50+ years of collective experience

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Experienced Child Custody & Parenting Dispute Solicitors

Lionheart Lawyers have solicitors who specialise in child custody and understand the importance of dealing with parenting dispute matters in a compassionate and sensitive way to ensure that the interests of the children are prioritised.

Our parenting dispute solicitors will help you to understand all your options and ultimately make the best possible parenting arrangements for your children. For instance, if the split with your partner was fairly amicable, you may opt for parenting consent orders that set out the parenting arrangements.

Child Custody & Parenting Dispute Applications in NSW

In Australia, it is common to award both parents with equal shared parental responsibility. 

However, if it is believed that this arrangement is not going to be beneficial to the child, the Courts can award either sole custody to one parent or come to a different arrangement that will benefit the needs of the child or children involved.

If you are in dispute about the most appropriate parenting arrangements for your child or children, our experienced lawyers will assist you in making the right application to Court.

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Challenging Child Custody & Parenting Dispute Rulings

If the Court has made orders concerning a parenting dispute and you do not agree with the outcome, our child custody lawyers can assist you.

We understand the intricacies of parenting dispute laws and will work with you every step of the way to achieve an outcome in the best interests of your child or children.

Child Support

Lionheart Lawyers are well-versed in the legalities around child support and will help you navigate this often complex matter.

In the event of a separation or divorce, both parents are responsible for the health and well-being of the children whether that is through care and emotional support or financial support. 

In the eyes of the law, child support primarily refers to the financial contributions that each parent needs to make to ensure the welfare of the children.

Experienced Child Support Lawyers

Complex formulas are used to determine the amount of child support that each parent is responsible for. Lionheart’s experienced child support lawyers will explain this process and ensure that each parent’s contribution is fair and just.

We will work to calculate each parent’s contribution is based on the needs of the children and the ratio of care given by each parent. 

We are always mindful that this is a challenging time for you and your family and try to make the process as easy as possible for you all. 

Applying for Child Support in NSW

Essentially, child support is designed to cover the financial costs of raising a child. This includes food, housing, clothes, school fees and other activities. 

To apply for child support in NSW, you need to lodge an application with the Department of Social Services. This can be done online, however if English is not your first language, you might find it difficult to understand the application process. We are here to help.

Challenging Child Support Requirements

If a child support assessment has been made and you disagree with how much you need to pay or how much you are being paid, it is possible to lodge an appeal and challenge the child support requirements. 

There are many reasons why you might want to challenge a child support assessment. It could be that your income or the other parent’s income was calculated incorrectly or that there was a miscalculation in the percentage of care that each parent is giving to the children.

Another possibility is that circumstances may have changed for either you or your ex-partner. Regardless of the reason for the appeal, an experienced family law solicitor will help you through the process.

We’ll Fight for You

Lionheart Lawyers are leaders in providing clear and concise legal advice and solutions. We take the time to understand your circumstances and offer tailored and customised advice and services to achieve your optimal outcome.

Our premium legal services are delivered by a team of highly qualified and personable professionals with more than 50 years of collective experience.



Truth and honour always.



Striving for the highest quality and professionalism in everything we do.



A responsibility for the success of your matter.



You will leave our firm with a positive service experience.

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Trusted Family Law Experts

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Legal Practitioner Director

Majed Issa

Accredited Specialist Director

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