When a marriage or relationship breaks down it can be a very stressful time for you and your family.
It is important to us that we work closely with you from start to end to ensure the best possible result is achieved for your family law matter. We will explain the legal process and give you advice in a plain-English and succinct manner to assist you to make the right decisions for your case.
Not all Family Law matters have to end up in Court. The Law states that both parties in a Family Law dispute must make a genuine attempt to resolve the dispute before proceedings are commenced. There may however be circumstances which are urgent and which permit a party to commence Court proceedings without participating in Family Dispute Resolution, for example, if there is a risk of family violence or child abuse.
If both parties successfully resolve their dispute out of Court they can avoid costly and protracted Court proceedings. Parties can have an agreement called “Consent Orders” drafted by a Solicitor which will ensure their agreement is legally binding.
We provide legal representation in various Family Law cases including:
- Divorce & separation
- De Facto relationship breakdown
- Children’s matters
- Property division/ property settlements
- Mediation & Dispute resolution
Our Principal, Pinar has several years experience as a Family Lawyer. Recently, Pinar represented a mother of two children aged 4 and 10 at an interim hearing at the Federal Circuit Court. After 9 1/2 months of the children living with the father who was preventing the mother from having quality and significant time with the children, the Judge ordered that the children live with the mother and spend time with the father on alternate weekends.
Pinar is appointed to the Legal Aid Family Law Panel and the Independent Children’s Lawyer Panel.
The role of a Family Lawyer is usually to represent either the mother/wife or father/husband in Family Law proceedings. The role of an Independent Children’s Lawyer is to represent the child’s best interests and to make sure that is the focus of any decisions about parenting arrangements.