Cairns Family Lawyers

Helping you through separation, divorce & family law

Experts in Family Law

We have offices in Cairns and Innisfail

Our team of family lawyers are experts in separation, divorce, and everything family law.

Family law is all we do. Our aim is to simplify separation and family law so that you can focus on the important things in life.

We know that separation and divorce can be one of the toughest times in your life. Family law is complex, and you need a family lawyer who will listen to your story, provide you with a plan forward, and deliver results.

We have offices in Cairns and Innisfail, but we can help you with your family law matter wherever you are located across Australia.

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Our family lawyers at Cairns Family Law Group are experienced in providing strategic advice on all family law matters, and our aim is to deliver excellent outcomes for our clients.

We get that you are going through a tough time. We want to give you the information and representation to empower you to live your best life again.

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Advice Centre

Your questions answered

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions in family law in Queensland, Australia and our short answers to help you get started. For tailored advice to your personal circumstances, please contact us and arrange a free 15-minute case assessment or an initial consultation.

How long does the divorce process take?

The duration varies depending on individual circumstances. Generally, it can take several months to a year.

Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, evidenced by a 12-month separation, is the grounds for divorce.

Child custody is determined based on the child’s best interests, considering various factors.

Child support is calculated considering both parents’ income, expenses, and living circumstances.

Legal custody refers to decision-making rights, while physical custody refers to where the child resides.

Yes, these orders can be reviewed and modified upon significant changes in circumstances.

It’s advisable if you wish to protect individual assets or clarify financial responsibilities.

Assets are divided fairly, considering various factors like income, contributions, and future needs.

Initiating a divorce requires filing an application with the Family Court, either individually or jointly. It’s essential to be separated for at least 12 months and ensure all parties are aware of the proceedings.

A de facto relationship is akin to marriage but without the formal ceremony. Both relationship types are treated similarly in family law, though there might be differences in how your rights are protected.

Property disputes are often resolved through negotiation or mediation to reach an agreement. If this is unattainable, the matter may proceed to court, where a judge will decide based on contributions made by both parties and future needs.

Grandparents have rights to apply for orders relating to their grandchildren. This includes applying for custody if it’s in the child’s best interests.

Spousal maintenance is financial support provided by one party to the other post-separation. Eligibility depends on various factors, including both parties’ financial needs and resources.

Family disputes can be resolved outside of court through mediation, negotiation or collaborative law. These processes aim for a mutually beneficial resolution, saving time and resources compared to court proceedings.

Assets are divided in a divorce based on contributions from both parties during the relationship and their future needs. This process can be negotiated or, if necessary, decided by a court.

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