Family Law Cairns

What we do

Family Law is all we do.

We can help you with any family or divorce law problem. As it is a specialist area of law, it is essential to have a lawyer on your side who specialises in family based law.

Parenting

For a child, his or her parents separating is usually a major event in their lives. A separation can be made less stressful for a child if parents aren’t at war with each other for years to come.

Property / Financial

After a separation, you and your former partner will need to separate your property and finances. You may own a home together, have bank accounts, cars, superannuation and other assets that need to be divided between you.

There are five steps to dividing property:

  1.  Decide whether it is necessary for the property to be divided;
  2.  Identify the property that is owned by you and your former partner;
  3.  Determine what and how much each of you have contributed;
  4.  Assess what your future needs are; and
  5.  Decide whether the end result is just and equitable.

Every relationship and family is different. It is important that you obtain advice that is specific to your circumstances.
We can give you advice of what the likely outcome should be in your case.

For more information of property settlements and disputes, book in for an initial consultation.

Separation & Divorce

Separation is a fact of life for many people. It usually involves one person moving out of the family home. In some relationships, separated couples continue to live under the same roof for a period following the separation.

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Our family lawyers can assist
in all areas of family law, including:

  • Parenting Disputes
  • Child Custody Disputes and Agreements
  • Parenting Agreements and Parenting Plans
  • Consent Orders
  • Property Disputes
  • Property Agreements and Disputes
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Adult Child Maintenance
  • Children and Parenting Matters (“Custody”)
  • Collaborative Law
  • Child Support
  • De-Facto Relationships
  • Defence Force Superannuation
  • DNA Testing
  • Estate Planning and Separation
  • Financial Agreements
  • Family Court Matters
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Mediation
  • Same Sex Relationships
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Surrogacy

We also offer the option of shadowing self-represented clients through their family law matter.
If you have any family law issue please contact us today for a 15 minute free chat with a family lawyer.