Practical and outcome-focused
family law advice.
Servicing Melbourne and Victoria, our family law team is focused on helping you
set up your future for the best possible life, following a relationship breakdown.
An application for divorce can be made after you and your spouse have been separated for at least twelve months. However, this does not preclude you from resolving parenting and financial issues in the meantime.
Child support refers to payments made for the financial support of children. We offer expert advice in relation to all aspects of child support including administrative assessments, review/appeals, private agreements and lump sum child support.
When a relationship breakdown involves children, you need a lawyer that is experienced in parenting matters and understands the impact that separation can have on children. Our lawyers are experts at negotiating parenting arrangements.
Dividing your property and assets following a separation can be emotionally exhausting – and it often already is. Our lawyers will guide you on what you are entitled to and can negotiate with your former partner and their legal team on your behalf.
In some situations, there is an obligation to financially support a former spouse/partner after separation. Our family lawyers can advise you on your application to the Family Law Courts or help you resist an application.
Are you a grandparent caring for your grandchildren or worried about a family separation affecting your time with them? Grandparents have rights in some circumstances. A lawyer can help advise you on the best course of action.
Binding financial agreements.
Following a relationship breakdown a Binding Financial Agreement may or may not be the appropriate way to formalise your settlement. Our family lawyers can also advise you in relation to making agreements before or during a relationship (commonly referred to as “pre-nups”)