Children's Matters

Our clients appreciate how responsive we are to their individual legal needs.

Located in Mornington our lawyers are accessible, so when you need us, you know you can rely on us.

Children’s Matters

Custody and access issues can be an emotional, but our experienced family law team at Carroll Goldsmith Lawyers are here to guide you through the process.

We have acted for clients where parties wish to relocate with their children both domestically and internationally. Generally speaking, if one parent wishes to relocate to another city, state or country, the consent of the other parent is required. If the other parent does not consent, and attempts to negotiate or mediate fail, an Application to the Family Court of Australia may be necessary.

Our lawyers have skill and expertise in Hague Convention matters. The Hague Convention is an international treaty to which Australia is a party that seeks to protect children from international abduction and retention across international borders and provides a mechanism for seeking the return of children who have been abducted either from Australia, or to Australia from another country (if that county is also party to the Hague Convention).

We provide practical advice and support to assist the parties reach an agreement on matters such as living and parenting arrangements. We strive to settle family and children’s matters as quickly as possible, so you and your children can continue with your lives.

We will fight for your rights and, above all, the rights of your children, and will continue to do so if court action is required.

For a free, non-obligational chat about your options, contact us now or get started online for free now.

Children's Matters


Level 1, 176 Main St, Mornington 3931
Victoria, Australia

PO Box 628, Mornington 3931
Victoria, Australia

Phone: (03) 5975 7588

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5pm

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