Our Family Law Services

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MORE THAN LEGAL ADVICE

If you had to come up with a framework to sort through the toughest personal situations, coping with conflict, finances and children, how would you do it?

One size can’t fit all, but one system is asked to resolve all – it’s called the Family Law legislation and judicial system.

If you’re just starting out, or in the midst of a Family Law matter, it makes sense to take advice from someone who has a deep understanding of the system. Someone who will take the time to really understand what’s happening.

Sometimes the path isn’t straightforward. You get a lot thrown at you, the ground shifts and it’s hard to stay focussed on the things that really matter.

That’s where we come in. We’re a specialist Family Law practice. We are your counsel and advocate. Our experience and foresight to navigate the system effectively will help you make the right choices at the right times.

Property & Financial

In building any relationship, each person puts pieces of themselves into it to try and make it work. But when relationships come to an end, there needs to be a fair division of assets through a property settlement that acknowledges each party’s contribution and addresses family members’ futures.

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The Children

The impact of a separation on children is well-documented. In times of high stress and anxiety this impact can be incredibly difficult to grasp, often because the insight required to put the children first may be clouded by fear, panic or mental health issues.

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Separation & Divorce

Separation is not about one party getting their own way – it’s a balancing act of conflicting wants, needs and consequences. In the event of a separation or divorce, we’ll help you map out the best way forward, and determine the best course of action.

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Family Violence

Family violence can take many forms, including physical, financial control and emotional abuse. All forms are harmful. If it is happening to you, it’s most likely happening to, or impacting, the lives and development of your children and loved ones.

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Child Support

Even when a relationship ends, a parent’s obligations continue. Working out who contributes what and how much to the ongoing care of children can be challenging, and sometimes results in specific types of contributions not being properly acknowledged.

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Counselling

Unfortunately, when consumed by the process of separation or divorce, one of the most overlooked areas is psychological and emotional health. It’s understandable that peoples focus can shift elsewhere in times of conflict and stress, particularly where children are involved.

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Mediation

Parties in the process of separation or divorce are generally required to attempt to reach their own mutually workable solution. This can be achieved through mediation, where an external, impartial person facilitates communication between parties to help them identify mutual interests and feelings.

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Arbitration

Common in commercial law but perhaps underutilised in Family Law, the process of Arbitration provides a dispute resolution format which can help you work your way towards a binding decision without the full formality and cost of going through the court system.

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Collaboration

Collaborative Law provides an integrated method of dispute resolution in which you and your former partner agree that each of you, your legal representatives and other relevant advisors have an equal seat at the table, to negotiate a solution that’s in everyone’s best interests.

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Litigation

If all attempts to resolve a Family Law issue have been exhausted, litigation may be your only alternative. We have an outstanding litigation track record and we will fight hard for you. We know how to win.

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