The breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship can be a traumatic and uncertain time.
Disputes may arise between you and your former partner about issues such as who the children are to live with, how much time the children are to spend with each parent or how the property acquired by you over the years is to be divided.
It is important during such time to be properly informed of your rights and responsibilities. You will be advised as to the best options available to settle your disputes, so as to achieve finality, enabling you to move on with your lives.
Our dedicated family lawyers have a collective practical experience of over 40 years in this area of law. We can provide you with professional advice and representation in relation to the following areas:
Many family law matters resolve without the need to go to Court. We can assist you in engaging in negotiations with your former partner; provide you with sensible and practical advice along the way as to what is a fair and reasonable settlement, including a likely outcome if the matter were to go to Court.
Once an agreement has been reached, we can then draft Consent Orders which will then be filed with the Court, or alternatively, the drafting of a Parenting Plan or Binding Financial Agreement.
Some cases cannot be resolved between the parties by consent and require a judicial determination. Our family law lawyers have extensive litigation experience representing clients in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court.
We can also provide you with advice and prepare Agreements at the start of your relationship or marriage to help avoid any disputes that may arise in the event that you and your partner may separate.