Our experienced Family Lawyers can assist you by providing honest and realistic advice in relation to any family law situation, be it in relation to your children or property, for both de facto or married couples.
Do you need some preliminary advice on your rights and entitlements? We offer fixed fee initial consultations where we can assist you with preliminary legal advice so that you can make informed decisions in relation to your matter.
Have you been invited to attend a Family Dispute Resolution conference? We can provide you advice on your rights and entitlements and, if required, representation for FDR’s organised by Legal Aid, Relationships Australia or private providers. Are you getting married or moving in together and want to protect your assets? We can also assist with Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Binding Financial Agreements.
Are you concerned about your children’s welfare with the other party? We can assist you in an urgent application to the Federal Circuit Court, the Family Court of Australia or the Family Court of Western Australia. Are you concerned about your safety with the other party? We can assist you in making an application for a Violence Restraining Order and Apprehended Violence Orders.
We are experienced at conducting negotiations as well as formal mediations in order to try and resolve your matter without the need for court proceedings.
If we successfully come to an agreement with the other party then we can draft a parenting plan for you, or file Form 11 Consent Orders or a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA). It is important to have either Court Orders or a BFA where a transfer of property is involved which ordinarily can assist in making parties exempt from stamp duty.
We can also assist you with preparing and filing an application for divorce once you have settled your parenting and financial matters.
If your matter is unable to be resolved then we will assist you by preparing your application for filing in the Federal Circuit Court, the Family Court of Australia or the Family Court of Western Australia. We will then appear with you on any hearings including interim hearings, readiness hearings and final hearings.
We can also assist you with drafting a new will after separation. It is important that you change your will after you separate as once you are divorced your current will is no longer valid.
Meredith Lawyers offers a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution services. We aim to provide our clients with options and strategies to resolve all civil, commercial and corporate disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Our experience in litigation enables us to protect our clients’ positions on costs, and we take all reasonable steps to do so. Our Staff are qualified to handle disputes of every nature and value in each of the courts of the civil jurisdiction, and will provide advice on both causes of action and your prospects of succeeding.
Meredith Lawyers will professionally manage your litigation matters, inclusive of drafting court documentation, appearing in interlocutory hearings, negotiating with the other side, and should it be the best course of action, litigate all the way to trial.
Our experienced Criminal Law team can assist you with advice and representation on both Criminal and Traffic matters. Have you been contacted by the Police in relation to a matter? Contact us for assistance before you speak to them. We may be able to liaise with the Police on your behalf in relation to potential charges, police interviews and bail if you are charged. We can also provide preliminary advice and assistance if you are being investigated by another Government agency such as Centrelink or WorkSafe.
We have extensive experience in the defence of State and Commonwealth criminal charges including sex offences, fraud, assaults, drug offences including possession with intent to sell or supply, drug importations, robberies and burglaries, murder and manslaughter. We will provide you with realistic advice and assist you through the complex court process, whether that is in the Magistrate, District or Supreme Court and whether you are pleading guilty or not guilty. We also have experience in Appeals in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal and can provide advice and representation on your appeal prospects.
We have a great track record at preparing and conducting drivers licence appeals such as extraordinary driver’s licence applications (EDL) as well as drink driving, reckless driving and dangerous driving offences.
On some straight forward Magistrates Court matters we are able to offer some fixed fee services. We are willing to travel to all Courts in the Perth Metropolitan area.
Meredith Lawyers continues to offer excellent Commercial Law services to our existing base of loyal clients, including (but not limited to): Wills, Administration of Deceased Estates & Powers of Attorneys; Leases & Licenses; Company Creation; Drafting Contracts; Trusts; and Corporate & Business Transactions.
When it comes to drafting Commercial documents, Meredith Saayman Lawyers would be pleased to offer you a fixed fee. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated and energetic staff to discuss a fixed fee estimate for our Commercial Law services.
A pragmatic approach is taken with respect to professional fees. Our aim is to assist you as you balance the benefits of an advantageous court outcome against possible legal fees, so that you are able to make fully informed commercial decisions on the issue of costs.
Our costs are competitive and we tend to keep clients on the same fee structure once engaged, irrespective of the passage of time. This unique feature of our fee structure has benefited many of our long standing clients.
Please feel welcome to contact our office on 1300 537 306 to arrange a consultation with one of our staff.