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We understand that making decisions during a breakdown of a relationship can be difficult, not knowing where you stand legally or what you are entitled to. Our family lawyers offer our expertise in all areas of family law and make it our mission to work with you during this distressing time. We help to form a clear and strong strategy to get you the best possible outcome in the least amount of time and at a reasonable cost.
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We are sure you will have lots of questions.
Some of the most popular ones past clients ask are listed below.
Do i really need a family lawyer?
It is advisable to obtain legal advice before making a decision about what to do in your Family Law Matter. A family lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities and explain how the law applies to your case. A family lawyer may also be able to help you reach an agreement without going to court.
Can i represent myself?
You can represent yourself in court; however it is advisable to obtain legal advice before attending court. A family lawyer will be able to explain to you the court process, what to expect on the day and how best to represent yourself. This includes how to prepare yourself and be ready to present your case on the day of your court hearing. A family lawyer will also be able to advise you on what to do when your matter is called; when orders are made and how to speak to the judicial officer.
Why people choose us?
Our family lawyers understand the impact that a separation or divorce can have on your life. Our experienced family lawyers can provide you with the information and advice you need to make fully informed choices about which course of action to take. We listen to you and will strategise a plan to work towards obtaining the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Our family lawyers also acknowledge that a relationship breakdown impinges on many areas of law. This includes criminal law; bankruptcy law; property law and; taxation law. We have the experience and expertise to know when to seek advice from other specialist lawyers when your case requires it. We will also liaise with your accountant and financial planner to seek advice when needed and to make sure that your financial goals are consistent with the approach that is being taken in your family law matter.
How do i keep family law costs down?
In general, if a dispute is resolved quickly and through negotiation costs will be less than if the matter proceeds to a hearing in court. Our aim is to give clients accurate advice about the process, the likely outcomes, the consequences of litigating and what each step is likely to cost them. Clients can then make their own decision about how they want to run their case..
I've recieved a letter from my partners lawyer, what do i do?
It is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible. One of the most important things to remember is not to leave it too long. If you are not the instigator of the breakup and the letter from your partner’s lawyer has come as a shock, it should be one of your priorities to obtain family law advice. This is ensure you know where you legally stand; what you are entitled to and what would be the best course of action. Some of the most important decisions are made at or very soon after the time of separation.
I'm due to appear in court, what do i do?
It is advisable to obtain legal advice before attending court.
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Some recent outcomes are below.
Outstanding Trial Result – Perth Man
After trial in the Family Court of WA, our client who was a 66 year old man retained an overall percentage division of 90%. His former wife, a 44 year old woman retained 10%. This was a short marriage with no children of the marriage. There were few non-financial contributions, if any. Our client made the overwhelming financial contributions in this marriage, both initially and during the marriage.
Negotiation Master Class – Perth Woman
After negotiations and an informal conference, our client, a 49 year old woman, obtained her desired outcome from a 7 year defacto relationship with a 48 year old man. Our client made the majority of the homemaker and nonfinancial contributions throughout the relationship, and there were no children. Legal costs were kept to a minimum throughout these negotiations.
Agreement Made – Perth Woman
After negotiations, the parties reached an agreement and our client, a 56 year old women retained 71% of the asset pool. Our client was married to the husband, a 49 year old man, for 29 years. There were 2 children of the marriage, both over 18 years. Our client had severe health issues which impacted on her ability to work and the husband was on a high income.