Following the breakdown of a marriage, an appropriate division of property is critically important to the financial future of both parties. Prompt legal advice is vital. Read More...
After the breakdown of a relationship involving children (whether a marriage, de facto or same sex relationship) it will be necessary to consider the appropriate arrangements for the ongoing care of the children. Read More...
De Facto/Same sex relationships
Upon the breakdown of a de facto or same sex relationship either party can seek to negotiate, mediate or litigate any property issues arising from the breakdown of their relationship. Read More...
Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) or mediation is now required in all parenting matters before Court proceedings can be initiated. This means you must have at least tried or been invited to participate in mediation. Read More...
In these days of greater mobility, where international and interstate relationships are more common, issues often arise surrounding the relocation of children following the breakdown of a relationship. Read More...
Enforcement of Orders
Unfortunately, even where agreements have been reached or Family Court orders made, it can be necessary to take steps to enforce an agreement where one party does not comply with the terms of the agreement or the terms of an order. Read More...
An application for divorce can be made by either party to a marriage or by both parties jointly, after the parties have been separated for a period of at least 12 months immediately preceding the filing of the application. Read More...
Following separation parties will need to consider the ongoing support of their children. Read More...
A person has a responsibility to financially assist their spouse (including de facto and same sex partner) if the spouse's personal income or assets cannot meet their own reasonable needs. Read More...
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Kelly & McHale Family Lawyers specialise in all areas of Family Law including mediation, parenting arrangements, child relocation, enforcement of orders, child support, spousal maintenance, divorce, de facto and same sex separations, and property settlement. Our personal approach makes the often difficult area of Family Law as stress free as possible.
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