Are you going through a recent separation or divorce? We offer a range of legal services during these stressful times, including clear advice, support, mediation and representation so you can achieve the best outcome, move forward and start living life again.
Whether you’re looking to file for divorce or have been served with an application, we’ll tell you your rights and help you navigate the stages of the process. We also deal with all other divorce-related issues.
Ensuring your child is provided for is key during times of separation. But how much is a fair amount? We can advise you on everything from child support forms to assessments, agreements and appeals.
It’s best if you and your ex-partner can come to a parenting agreement on your own. This is cheaper and less stressful than going to Court. However, we can act as custody lawyers where this isn’t possible.
If you believe you or a former partner isn’t the parent of your child or children, or if you need official proof of parentage, we can help you push for a DNA test to draw a line in the sand and move forward.
Working out how to divide your property can be a significant point of disagreement. We can help support you through negotiations with your ex-partner to ensure a fair and square split.
Even if you aren’t legally married, you may still have legal rights and obligations at the time of separation in a de facto or same-sex relationship. This includes rights over children and finances.
When you separate, decisions over property must be made. Typically, a binding financial agreement (BFA) is drawn up. But if you’re finding it impossible to agree, you can apply to Court for a financial order.
If you or your ex-partner’s income or assets fall short of meeting their everyday needs, there’s an entitlement for spousal maintenance. This can be a big area of dispute, but we’re here to support you.
Once you and your ex-partner have agreed on matters such as parenting, finances and property, you can formalise the agreement and make it legally binding by applying for a consent order.
While a grandparent doesn’t automatically have a right to see their grandchildren, they do have a right to apply in Court. They can also apply for a parenting order for custody if it’s in the child’s best interests.
Super is treated the same way as property during divorce and separation. We can advise you on whether you’re entitled to a super split and how much, what you might have to pay to your ex and more.
Sometimes, there’s too much animosity and things become too hard to negotiate yourself. In these cases, we can step in and help resolve disputes around custody and more to keep things out of Court.
Going to Court should always be considered a last resort where all other attempts to resolve issues have failed. In these cases, we can act as your representative, advocating your case and legal rights.