Family Law

Family law matters are often fraught with emotion, but you can rely on us to provide sound, easy to understand and compassionate advice. We’re here to help you make the right choices for you and your family.

Getting the right advice early can make all the difference, so talk to our family law team today. We’ll help you fully understand your rights and responsibilities, so you can make the best decision for your family and your future. If you’re involved in a family dispute, we can help with mediation, and if it comes to it, provide experienced representation at the Family Court. We may also be able to provide Legal Aid for family law matters in some cases.

Relationship Property

A relationship property agreement can help give you certainty about what will happen to your property if your relationship ends. The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 sets out how relationship property is divided should you separate. But a couple can mutually agree on a different way to distribute property if they choose. If you are thinking about entering a relationship property agreement, sometimes referred to as a “contracting out agreement”, or if your relationship has ended and property issues need to be resolved, contact one of our relationship property lawyers today.

Divorce and Separation

If you’re separating from your partner, our family lawyers can help you through the process of reaching a separation agreement, and getting a dissolution of marriage (divorce). Getting a divorce or separating often raises many other issues, such as child custody and access, child support and maintenance, and the division of property. We can explain your rights and obligations, assess your options, and help you negotiate and settle without going to court. We can also act for you in court proceedings if that becomes necessary.

Child Custody

A relationship breakup is a difficult time for all involved, especially when there is a dispute over the custody of children. A cooperative approach to child custody and access is usually best for everyone. That’s why our lawyers will work with you, often with mediation, to find a solution without going to Court. However, sometimes it is necessary to go to Court, and our extensive experience in child custody matters can help you decide when Court proceedings are appropriate, but also when other action is preferable. Talk to our family lawyers today about the best course of action for you and your children.

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