We take instructions acting for adults in the Children's Court care matters, whether parents or other interested parties.
Children's Court primarily concerns itself with the best interests of the child.
We may be able to assist in respect of:
A party opposes establishment of a care finding;
An application for restoration;
Appropriate placements;Application for contact
Variation of Care Orders applications.
It is the view of our writer that:
Court proceedings are stressful for parties.
Children's Court proceedings where adults need to deal with a magistrate, the department of family and community services, and a children's legal representative makes attending court even more daunting.
Matters can be discussed with the department of family and community services, and a children's legal representative before a hearing.
A dispute resolution conference is also available.
However, parents and other interested parties do desire the best possible outcome for the children.
We aim to provide the Court with any relevant in put out clients' have to achieve that result.
Chidren's Court - Representing Adults
THIS IS OUR WRITER'S OPINION OF A GENEREAL NATURE AND CAN NOT BE RELIED ON WITHOUT CONSULTASTION IN RESPECT OF YOUR PARTICULAR MATTER
Children's Court - Crime
If a young person is charged with a criminal offense, and was less than 18 years old at the time of the alleged offense, it is normally dealt with in the Children's Court.
If it is a driving offense, and the young person was eligible to hold a license at the time of the alleged offense, it is dealt with in the Local Court.
We act for young persons in criminal matters.
Legal Practitioners are obliged to seek instructions from, and advise, the young person.
An overview of AVOs and their possible effects is available at the following link:
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The overview is the views of Dean Russo.
It is NOT approved by any formal legal professional body.
It has been submitted, but found to be not up to standard for publication