What we do

Sensitive and effective Family Law Services for you and your family


Different ways we can support you

Least Invasive/Least Expensive

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Sometimes it’s possible for you to negotiate an agreement with the other party or for us to do it on your behalf. The important thing is to document the agreement and make sure it’s legally enforceable. We can do that for you or check any documents given to you by the other party. Our focus is to keep you protected.

Sometimes you need help to reach a settlement you’re both happy with and avoid court. We are qualified and experienced family law mediators who can work with you and your spouse if you engage us as the Mediator for your matter, or if you wish to participate in Mediation elsewhere, we can represent you in the mediation or give you advice to assist you to prepare for your mediation. We help you to find a solution that suits the needs of both parties.

This is a form of dispute resolution in which both parties agree to work together openly and honestly to avoid going to court. Each person has their own Collaborative Lawyer looking out for their interests. We can engage allied Collaborative professionals to ensure that the best professional for the job is there to ensure that your family is in the best possible position to find resolution. This is a kinder approach which often helps preserve the relationship between the parties, which is especially important when children are involved.

This is where we undertake the negotiations on your behalf.  You retain control of the process but don’t have to negotiate with the other party or lawyer.

Going to court is expensive and stressful but if there is no option, it’s another way to finalise your arrangements. We are experienced in the court process and can capably represent you and your interests.

Family Law Services

We care about what you are going through

Family law is complex and made even more difficult by the emotion and stress that comes with any dispute or relationship breakdown. With financial, emotional, and legal issues to be addressed, it’s important to get advice from an experienced family law professional so you know exactly where you stand.
We understand how tough the situation is, particularly if there are children involved. Our experienced family law professionals will anticipate and solve problems, supporting and guiding you towards a resolution that allows you to confidently move on with your life. We’ll explain every step of the process so there are no nasty surprises.

If you want to act for yourself, we will give you all the support and advice you need, including completion of the paperwork to formalise any agreement you reach. If you prefer that we handle the matter for you, we’ll deliver a high-quality and resolution-focused service along with the best outcomes.

With our expertise in negotiation, mediation, collaborative practice, and dispute resolution, we’ll guide you through each stage of the family law process.  We’ll protect your interests and those of your children.

Discussions about children are often emotional and difficult and parental conflict is damaging to children. It is important that matters involving children are handled sensitively. Let us assist you in determining what is in your children’s best interests, and to make wise decisions in relation to their care.
Child support is a sensitive subject. Child support can be determined by the Child Support Agency which applies a formula to create an assessment. Parents can apply to depart from a Child Support assessment or reach their own agreement, which can then be recorded in a Binding Child Support Agreement.
The importance of the role that grandparents, relatives and members of extended families play in children’s lives is considered by the Family Law Act. Grandparents can be a party to proceedings in respect of the children of separated parties.
Where your children live after separation will depend upon many factors. Every family is different. There are a number of ways to configure children’s living arrangements, and we can assist you by providing creative solutions that are suitable to your family and in your children’s best interests.
When one parent wants to relocate, shared parenting or spending time with the children can become difficult. If parents cannot reach agreement, the Family Court will consider a number of factors and make Orders permitting or preventing relocation.
Where one spouse is able to establish a need for spousal support, and where the other spouse has the capacity to meet that need, spousal maintenance may be payable. An application for spousal maintenance must be made within 12 months from the day that a Divorce becomes final or within two years of the end of a de facto relationship.
Child support under a Child Support Assessment ends when a child turns eighteen or completes their secondary education. A child over the age of eighteen, who is studying or disabled, may be eligible for ongoing support in the form of adult-child maintenance, which the parents can either agree or the Family Court can order.
It is possible to enter into an agreement in relation to the distribution of property prior to the commencement or end of a relationship. Such an agreement can have serious consequences and should never be entered into without legal advice from an experienced family lawyer.
A Divorce is not available until you have been separated for 12 months. Property and children’s issues can be resolved prior to a Divorce being granted. A Divorce does not automatically resolve other matters that flow from separation, it is merely the formal ending of a marriage itself, and issues with respect to children and property need to be dealt with separately.
If you are able to reach an agreement in relation to property settlement, the agreement should be formalised by way of a Consent Order or a Binding Financial Agreement in order to provide certainty and finality, and so that it is legally enforceable. Do not sign anything without first obtaining legal advice from an experienced family lawyer.
It is common to have concerns about your financial future after separation. Receiving prompt advice regarding the division or protection of your property is important. Some matters need to be dealt with urgently and the law relating to property division is complex.