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 It is important that you change your will after you separate as once you are divorced your current will is no longer valid.
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.