South East Lawyers are still Operating
Our Office is now closed to the public, other than for emergencies, due to the COVID-19 situation, we are, however still operating at full capacity and will continue to provide you with legal services as usual.
This is a difficult time for small businesses, and we ask that you continue to support us during these uncertain times, as we will continue to support you. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need assistance, advice or any other help. We will do our best to help all our clients, the members of our community, and our staff and their families.
If you wish to drop documents or packages at our office or attend our office for any reason, please telephone our office in advance to make the appropriate arrangements.
Whilst we still have staff on-site, to ensure continuity of services, all staff who can work from home have been deployed to do so in accordance with government requirements. In order to protect the security of your information and confidentiality of your matter, we have put controls in place with those of us working from home. As part of this, we are using 100% electronic files with your paper files and documents locked down in our office for security. We ask that you be patient during this time, however, we have sufficient staff on the ground in our office to bridge any gap.
Please take care of yourself, your friends, your families, and your community. We look forward to reopening our office to the public in the near future.
The team at South East Lawyers – April 2020
Welcome to South East Lawyers.
We’re a boutique firm located in Croydon, Victoria.
We’ve been in Croydon since 1993, providing quality legal services and sound legal advice to mums and dads, businesses and multiple generations of clients.
We love Croydon and its surrounds. It is our mission to provide innovative support to our clients by way of legal services and a common sense approach. We are always looking for ways to add value to our clients’ interactions with us.
We provide a range of services, from the everyday transactions of life, to more complicated areas you won’t find anywhere else local.
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Care Arrangements and COVID-19
We are facing new challenges daily as a result of COVID-19, and for many, co-parenting is a huge part of that.
The Honourable William Alstergren, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court, has released guidelines to assist parents with navigating their way through the restrictions placed upon our society.
These guidelines include advice such as acting in the best interests of the children and their health; complying with Court Orders as far as practicable including acting cooperatively to set alternate changeover locations if school was previously nominated; facilitating communication between children and parents; and considering the health of those exposed to the children, including whether they are in a high risk category.
Whilst these guidelines are very useful for many, there are a significant number of parents who for a variety of reasons, are unable to reach agreement as to the genuine best interests of the children, are unable to engage in effective communication or negotiation, or sadly, parents who do not act in the best interests of their children.
The issues will exacerbate an already stressful time for children and families. We want to assure you that we are still open and here to help. We can assist with communicating and negotiating on your behalf, including determining whether behaviour of parents is sensible and reasonable, as far as the Court is concerned. We will always seek to resolve matters by consent, but if that is not an option, we have the back up of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court to assist with these scenarios.
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