We understand the sensitive issues that can arise surrounding family life: how to share your assets, relationship breakdowns, separations involving children and property. Having to deal with the emotional side of things is hard enough, so we want to make the practical side of things easier for our clients.
We can help you with:
- Divorce, separation
- Child custody – Residence and Contact
- Spousal support
- Child support
- Property settlements
- De-facto, including same sex
- Pre nuptial agreements
- Consent orders
- Legal Aid is available for low income earners
Every family law case is individual and personal. This is why we take great care to understand your situation and to maintain absolute discretion with all matters. Having to go through legal proceedings will often involve a financial impact and unnecessary stress, so one of our primary objectives is to get your case settled out of court and as quickly as possible. This is usually done using mediation and a collaborative lawyer approach.
We specialise in collaborative practice and aim to help you reach agreements by negotiation – without going to court. Our commitment is to make your settlement and parenting plan as cost-effective and constructive as possible, at a pace that suits your family. If this is not possible, we will ensure that your case is dealt with promptly through the Family Law Courts.
We understand that your separation more than just a legal problem, it’s an emotional issue too. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. We also realise that it can be difficult to take time off work to discuss your matters with a lawyer, so we have the flexibility to meet you outside of business hours.
Cases involving children need to be handled in a sensitive way and in order to avoid long-term emotional damage to children, they can sometimes require quick action. We have the experience, the knowledge and the resources to advise of the best way to protect the interests of you and your children.Should the need arise, we can recommend the best counsellors and psychologists to minimise the effects of the process on your child.
If you have a family issue that requires legal help, please get in touch with us. Your initial consultation is free of charge, so even if you just want some advice on the best next steps to take, we’re here to help.