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Welcome to Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters dedicates our entire practise to the speciality of Family Law.  We can help you understand your rights and responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Property settlements
  • “Pre-Nups” and asset protection
  • Separation and divorce
  • Parenting arrangements and sharing the care of children
  • Child Support and Spousal Maintenance

If you are thinking of separating or have separated, early advice is essential.  If you are entering into a new relationship it is crucial to know your rights up front.

 

We offer alternative out of court resolution pathways, enabling you to preserve your working relationship with your former partner, especially if children are involved.  These approaches can be more cost effective, empower you to make collaborative decisions and have more control over the process without involving a Judge – it can be far less stressful, and resolved in a more timely manner.  Nobody wants to rush off to court, and we would prefer you to resolve your dispute by agreement rather than litigation.  Family Law Matters specialises in Collaborative Practice, and Arbitration.   These options will need to be assessed for suitability relative to each matter, and we are here to help you make the right choice to resolve your dispute.

  • Lawyer to Lawyer Negotiation – parties in dispute attempt to seek a mutually acceptable outcome through discussion, or bargaining to reach an agreement.
  • Collaborative Practice – similar to negotiation, however is a series of five-way face to face meetings of spouses and their solicitors, together with a facilitator or ‘coach’.  The solicitors act as a ‘team’ to assist spouses to reach a fair agreement, taking into account the needs and interests of the whole family
  • Arbitration – parties to a dispute present arguments and evidence to an arbitrator, who makes a determination to resolve simple matter disputes.
  • Mediation – we can provide referrals and help facilitate this process

By making an appointment with Family Law Matters, you will benefit by knowing your rights and responsibilities ensuring you are fully informed.  We can help you find out what’s fair, and to reach an agreement that is right for you.

 

Call Family Law Matters today on (02) 9523 3007 for an initial consultation to determine your rights and responsibilities, and identify the best resolution pathway to meet your needs.