Family Lawyers Epping
Having Family Lawyers Epping may leave you with more questions than answers.
Our family lawyers understand that you need a compassionate approach to addressing your concerns, whether divorce, child custody, or financial independence.
Clients’ wants and needs are at the center of everything we do.
By doing so, we will be able to achieve specific results, enabling you to go forward with confidence in your life.
We aim to provide you and your family unique solutions at Family Lawyers Epping. When life-changing events cause stress and anxiety, know that we are here.
Our Practice Areas
- Litigation in the Federal Circuit Court & Family Court of Australia
- Consent Orders (including modification)
- Property Settlement
- Spousal Maintenance
- Splitting/Division of Assets
- Parenting Arrangements and Child Custody
- Divorce Proceedings
- De Facto Relationships
- Will and Estate Planning
Divorce Matters and Proceedings
Every divorce matter has many unique aspects. These additional factors can potentially increase the length of time until the divorce. Aside from that, you still have to face other facets of family life. That includes negotiations as regards child custody & support, maintenance, visitation, and even paternity. Family Lawyers Epping uses every legal resource at our disposal to help you reach favorable terms in your divorce. We will do it in a cost-efficient manner without compromising your rights. This will help you live a fresh start.
Child Support Matters
Whether you need to start or modify the terms stipulated in your child support agreement, Family Lawyers Epping is here at your service.
Parenting Time & Visitation
Are you seeking visitation, or have been denied the right to see your child? Family Lawyers Epping will fight for your parental rights and visitation privileges. Whether you are seeking visitation, blocked by the other parent, or need to update visitation to protect your child, we have the experience you need that ensures your matter comes to
Mediation to resolve family issues can effectively reduce the length and costs associated with a divorce or other family matters. Contact our solicitors at Family Lawyers Epping to learn how we can help you negotiate issues involving your family matter.
Child Custody Matters
We advocate for parenting time divided that grants child stability and safety and preserves parental bond. We at Family Lawyers Epping assert our clients’ rights to decide how their children are raised in custody matters.
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High Net-Worth Divorce Matters
If you or your spouse have a high net worth or together you have a large amount f monetary and property assets, you have unique needs that need to be addressed. Let us at Family Lawyers Epping help you narrow down your issues until both parties come to a decision.
Divorces are an emotional time for all parties involved. Get an experienced spousal maintenance lawyer that uses every resource available to ensure a fair divorce settlement & proper terms for your spousal maintenance agreements. You can do so by hiring our legal team at Family Lawyers Epping.
Will and Estate Planning
Whether for setting up a will or intricate estate plans, requiring probate lawyers, administering an estate, or for a dispute over the provisions of a will. Our expert wills and estate lawyers at Family Lawyers Epping are here to help.
Consent Orders and Modifications
If both parties have reached an agreement about parenting and/or financial/property arrangements and want to formalise the agreement to make it legally binding, you can apply for consent orders. Consent orders can also be used to vary or discharge existing family law orders.
De Facto Relationships
Separation is indeed one of the hardest problems to deal with. However, it pays to know that not because you are not married to your partner doesn’t mean you no longer have legal rights. At Family Lawyers Epping, we will discuss all your rights in a property settlement or parenting rights.
Splitting of Properties
As couples split up, their properties must be separated for them to continue on their own. Whether you’re at the stage of negotiating with your partner about coming up with an agreement or need the agreement to be binding, we are here to help at Family Lawyers Epping.
What is a De Facto Relationship?
The term “De Facto Relationship” refers to a genuine domestic relationship between unrelated people.
A birth, death, or marriage is registered with the appropriate registry.
Unlike a marriage, a De Facto Relationship does not require a marriage certificate to prove the commitment of two people.
De Facto relationships, however, are registered with a certificate.
In the eyes of the law, a De Facto Relationship is one step above an ordinary relationship because it is treated almost as a marriage would be. The registration of De Facto Relationships is not allowed for married couples.
Why Would You Register Yourself As In A De Facto Relationship?
Those registering as De Facto Relationships have the same rights as married couples, including property settlements, spousal maintenance, parenting orders, and child support if the relationship ends.
What Is The Disadvantage Of Being In A De Facto Relationship?
In contrast to a marriage, a De Facto Relationship has some disadvantages.
De Facto couples must prove they were in a genuine domestic relationship regarding property settlements, spousal maintenance, and parenting orders.
- At least two years had passed since they were in a relationship
- As a result of the relationship, a child was born
- In a state or territory, the relationship was registered
- One party made significant contributions, and it would be unfair not to award property.
- Married couples seeking orders after separation or divorce are not subject to these gateway requirements.
De facto partners can apply to the court for orders regarding parenting or property within the same time frame as married couples.
Separated couples have up to 2 years after their separation date, and married couples have up to 1 year after their divorce is finalized.
Want to ensure your de facto relationship won’t cause you problems in the future? Talk to us at Family Lawyers Epping. Let us help you protect your future.