We specialise across the full spectrum of family law capabilities. If you’re dealing with a scenario not listed below, please feel free to contact us and see if we can be of assistance.

Separation & Divorce

If your marriage has come to an end and you have been separated for twelve months or more, we can assist you in finally severing your relationship through the divorce process. If you are in a de facto relationship, there is no specific process to go through to formalise your relationship breakdown. That being said, it is important to be aware of how the timing of a separation or divorce can impact financial matters.

Parenting arrangements

When you are faced with separation and divorce, one of your biggest concerns will likely be how it is going to negatively impact your children. We can assist you in putting in place sustainable parenting arrangements in a child-focused manner.

Property settlement

Whether you are ending a de facto relationship or a marriage, we can assist you in negotiating a just and equitable division of the assets and liabilities that belong to both you and your former partner.

Spousal maintenance

In some circumstances there is a need for one party to continue to “financially support” the other party following separation and divorce, and even after a property settlement has been finalised.

If you think you might be entitled to such support, or conversely are subject to a claim for such support, we can assist you in navigating this path.

Child support

Following separation and divorce, you and your former partner will still have an obligation to pay for your children’s upbringing.

We can assist you in navigating the complicated area of law that applies when determining who pays what in child support.

Adoption & surrogacy

Starting a family is not a straightforward journey for many couples. We can assist you in navigating the legal challenges faced with alternative pathways to parenthood, including surrogacy and adoption.

Domestic violence

If you are the victim of domestic and family violence, or a current or former partner is alleging that you have committed an act of domestic and family violence, we can provide advice as to how to manage the associated legal challenges and represent you in Court when necessary.

Pre-nuptial agreements

If you are starting a new relationship, or entering into the next phase of a current relationship, we can assist you in formalising an agreement as to how assets may (or may not) be divided, or how specific assets can be quarantined, in the event that you separate in future.

Court representation

If you are already engaged in the Court process or feel as though you have no option but to proceed to Court for a family law matter, we can provide you with advice as to how to best manage these challenges and represent you in court. We regularly appear in the Federal Circuit Court, Family Court, Magistrates Court and Children’s Court.

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