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Family & Private Law

Family & Private Law

Our family shapes our future

While often it is when a relationship ends that people consult a lawyer, it is not just when things go wrong that we can help you.  We can help you structure your affairs to manage and minimise the impacts at separation, death and succession – the most stressful times in our lives.  With more years of experience than at least two of us wish to acknowledge, our goal is to realise the best and most cost-effective outcome for you and your family whether that is through negotiation and agreement, or requires more formal processes, including application to Court.  We have expertise and can assist you with:  

Separation advice

  • Care of children (parenting orders, guardianship disputes)
  • Dividing property
  • Domestic violence
  • Maintenance and child support
  • Relocation
  • Hague Convention
  • Making and defending applications in the Family and High Court
  • Mediation

Family and Relationship Property

  • Contracting out agreements
  • Disputes about Wills (family protection, testamentary promises)
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation (Family Court and High Court) 
  • Wills

Child Law

  • Care arrangements for children on separation
  • Care and protection of children and young people
  • Adoption (local and international)
  • Surrogacy
  • Status of Children
  • Paternity
  • Human Assisted Reproduction Technology (IVF, donor)
  • Court appointments including Counsel for Child, Lawyer for Child, Youth Advocate, Counsel to Assist the Court, Counsel for Subject Person
  • Hague Convention (international child abduction)
  • Mediation
  • Litigation
  • Personal Protection
  • Protection orders
  • Occupation orders
  • Welfare guardianship
  • Property manager orders
  • Personal orders
  • Care and protection of children and young persons
  • Youth court
  • Elder law