Our Expertise in Family and De facto Law

Family Law relates to many aspects of family relationships including divorce, parenting arrangements for the care of children, property division and financial support of children and/or your former partner.

The decision to separate or divorce is a complex, emotional one that can sometimes take months or even years to reach. It is not something you would have ever thought would happen but sadly things have changed. You have now made the decision that you and your partner need to separate but:

  • What happens now?
  • Who has to move?
  • Who will the children live with?
  • Who will pay for the children’s school fees?
  • Do you have to go to Court to divide your assets?
  • If your partner was the main income earner in the relationship, how will you survive financially?

In these circumstances, you have rights and obligations. You also have time limits that are very important to be aware of. You need support and quality advice to navigate through the myriad of questions racing through your head.

If you have come to a mutual agreement with your ex-partner to separate, you might be wondering why you would need a lawyer to help you? Even though the separation may be amicable, you still need a lawyer to ensure the agreement reached between you and your ex-partner is documented in a lawful manner that is binding and finalises all financial ties.

If your situation is at the other end of the spectrum and has become toxic, you need to resolve it as soon as possible to help end the pain of your family relationship breakdown. You need a lawyer who cares about you and your situation and who can help you communicate with your ex-partner to resolve the issues and neutralise the conflict.

There are a number of ways your family law matter can be resolved with your ex-partner:-

  • Negotiations conducted through correspondence;
  • Mediation;
  • Collaborative law;
  • Litigation / Court.

Your immediate and long-term future hinges on the decisions and determinations made during this time. You need to resolve each issue with careful consideration for all involved. Hasty decisions made without proper legal guidance may not have the outcome you desire and may not be in your best interests.

Would you benefit from talking to Nik Koolik to discuss your most immediate questions? Nik will review your situation and give you the practical advice you need right now. The answers will help determine the best course of action for you and your children.

 

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