Family Law

Our Expertise in Family and De facto Law

We support our clients with our expert family law knowledge and experience. Family Law covers many aspects of family relationships for married and de facto couples including divorce, separation, parenting arrangements for the care of younger children, property division and financial support of children and/or your former partner.

The complex and emotional decision to separate or divorce can sometimes take months or even years to reach. Often it is not something you would have ever thought would happen, but you have now made the decision that you and your partner need to separate. So the questions you’re likely facing are:

  • What happens now?
  • Who has to move?
  • Who will the children live with?
  • Who will pay for the children’s school fees and living expenses?
  • Which parent will get or have to pay child-support payments?
  • Do you have to go to Court to divide your assets?
  • If your partner was the main income earner, how will you survive financially?

None of these questions are easy to find answers to, but we can help you address these and other important questions.

In these circumstances, you have certain rights and obligations. Importantly, you are also under time limits for decisions and actions that are very important for you to be aware of. We can provide the support and quality advice you need to help you navigate your way through the confusing questions racing through your head.

Consult a Family Law Solicitor

If you have come to an amicable mutual agreement with your ex-partner to separate, you might wonder why you would need a family lawyer involved. Surely you have everything worked out between you and reflecting the children’s best interests, right? 

However, even if your separation is amicable, you still need a lawyer to ensure  agreements reached between you and your ex-partner are documented in a legally-binding way that also finalises all financial matters.

If your situation has become emotional or toxic, you need to resolve it as soon as possible for the wellbeing of everyone involved. Having a lawyer working with you who cares about you and your situation can help you communicate with your ex-partner to resolve issues and neutralise conflict.

There are several ways your family law matter can be resolved with your ex-partner:

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

Talk to one of our partners about how your immediate and long-term future can hinge on the decisions and determinations made during this time.Our expert advice is that you need to resolve each issue with careful consideration, for all parties involved. Rushed decisions made without proper legal guidance may not achieve the outcome you want or be in the best interests of you or your children.

Family Lawyer – North Lakes 

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.


"In a time of great stress, the care and attention to detail was amazing.
Good old fashioned service; sensational!
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