Professional Legal Advice, & Legal Representation
Experience suggests that disputes involving Family Law are often complex, sensitive, and of far-reaching implications for the parties involved. Hence, it becomes paramount that the clients know and understand their rights and responsibilities in resolving a dispute from the outset. Therefore, we - your best family lawyer in Melbourne - make every effort to provide honest and untainted advice as well as professional assistance to our clients in resolving their disputes with their active collaboration and participation.
Divorce & Separation
Under Australian Family Law, you can apply for a divorce if you have been separated from your spouse for a period of at least twelve months. To get a divorce, you do not need to establish any faults because Australian Family Law employs a 'no-fault' divorce system. The only thing you are required to prove is that your spousal relationship/marriage has "irretrievably" broken down. But you must also understand the legal implications of your divorce for other matters, such as your Will, etc.
Talk to us if you need help with your Divorce.
Children & Parental Issues
Upon separation of parents, often difficult questions arise such as how much time a child must spend with a parent, or under what arrangements a child must spend time with a parent, or how to deal with practical difficulties involving such arrangements, or how to ensure that the best interests of the child are given due regard and protection upon separation of parents. Questions such as these are not always easy to answer because, for example, the expectations of both parents may be very different.
If you are facing a similar situation, you must seek legal advice to know your options.
Property & Financial Disputes
Property division and settlement issues are often very complex and, if mishandled, can prove costly. Also, there are common misunderstandings regarding the division of property upon separation that may cause confusion and may delay the resolution of disputes regarding assets and properties (for example, 50/50 division of assets). Therefore, it is prudent to seek legal advice and assistance before a discussion regarding the division of assets starts.
We can help you reach a fair settlement and secure a fair share of your property and assets.