Family Law

Court Legal, through its extensive experience in Family Law matters, can assist you to resolve even the most complex family disputes, whether parenting or property or both.

Divorce

Divorce is a separate legal process to parenting or property matters. Divorce severs a marriage whether or not there are children or property involved.

You must be living permanently in Australia, be legally married and have lived separately for at least 12 months prior to making an Application for Divorce.

We can help you with your Divorce Application.

Children

Establishing fair parenting arrangements following the breakdown of a family relationship can be complicated. We can help you reach a parenting arrangement by providing sound advice.

We act promptly and effectively to ensure that wherever possible, parenting issues are resolved in a timely manner avoiding costly parenting hearings. We take into account each individual family’s needs and what is best for the children and the parents.

Property

Every relationship has its unique issues. There is no set formula in working out every property settlement in the event of a relationship breakdown. There will be a particular solution to suit your particular matter.

It is not possible to set out all the relevant information that may apply to your particular case here, so please contact us. You will receive all the information you need to be able to move forward.

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We provide services in the following areas of family law:

  • Property & Financial Matters
  • Superannuation and Family Trusts
  • Children and Parenting Matters
  • Child Support Agreements
  • Defacto & Same-Sex Relationships
  • Binding Financial Agreements (prenups and termination agreements)
  • Spousal Maintenance Agreements
  • Divorce

The Family Law Act (the Act) sets out the criteria for financial settlements, such as determining the assets and liabilities of the parties and giving consideration to past and present contributions as well as to the future needs of each party.

It is also possible for one spouse to pay spousal maintenance to the other spouse for a period of time post separation. If you are able to come to an agreement on the amount of maintenance to be paid, or for no maintenance to be paid, then we can prepare a Spousal Maintenance Agreement.

The Act also sets out the criteria to take into consideration in parenting arrangements.

Child Support is separate to both Property and Parenting. The amount of child support payable by one parent to the other is calculated by the Child Support Agency on a case-by-case basis. If you can reach a private agreement on the amount of support to be paid, we can prepare a Child Support Agreement for you.

De facto and same-sex partners can pursue property settlements and parenting orders under the Act the same as married couples, including spousal maintenance and child support.

We are experienced in both the understanding and the application of the law to the relevant facts of each case when determining property entitlements and parenting matters.

You will receive clear and concise advice on your entitlements and obligations, and aim to settle your dispute through negotiation wherever possible. If not possible, we can advise and guide you through the court process.

It is not possible to set out all the relevant information that may apply to your particular case.

Contact us to arrange a free, no obligation, consultation at one of our offices or by telephone. You will receive advice tailored to your particular situation. We will also discuss our fees and charges with you. In most property settlements payment is not required until the end of the matter.

Dear Rossana, thank you for your patience and dedication to my case,
which showed your excellence in law and a big thank you to all the staff for their help. Angus