Family Law
Do you need help with family law?
 
Family law in Australia covers all aspects of the ending of a relationship and the necessary decisions that must be made regarding financial settlement and parenting arrangements. Australia’s family law is based on a no-fault principle. Before a divorce can be granted, you need to satisfy the Court that you and your spouse have lived separately and apart for at least 12 months, and there is no reasonable likelihood of resuming married life. It is possible, however, to live together in the same home and still be regarded as separated.
 
Family lawyers you can trust
 
We understand that the process of obtaining a divorce can be a traumatic event in your life. We are able to help our clients through this difficult time by handling this process with compassion and efficiency. Our family lawyers are highly experienced and understanding.

When proceeding with your divorce you will need to make separate arrangements to resolve any property matters and care arrangements for any children.
 
You have one year from the date of your divorce to make an application to the court for a property settlement. However, we recommend that all property matters between you and your partner be finalised as soon as possible following your separation.

Our family lawyers will guide you through this, giving you family law advice along the way with the benefit of their thorough understanding of family law.
 
 
De Facto Law
 
Generally the law defines a de facto relationship as one where the couple have been living together in a marriage-like relationship for at least 2 years. This includes same sex couples.

Since 2009, when the law changed, de facto property settlements have been dealt with in exactly the same way as property settlements for divorced or separated married couples.

If your de facto relationship breaks down, you have 2 years from the date of separation to commence court proceedings relating to a property settlement.

If you previously held a civil relationship certificate, then we can assist in having that certificate revoked.
    
 
Please contact us today to find out how we can help you with your family law matter.