Family Law Resolution

Family law

Our services are designed to help you resolve matters with your partner or former partner, without going to Court. The starting point is to meet with our family law team. Choose a specific service or opt for a no-obligation consultation.

How can we help you?

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Clear understanding, happy couple

A Binding Financial Agreement promotes harmony by creating certainty and security as to your financial relationship.  If made before marriage they can be described as pre-nuptial agreements.  These agreements are popular in second marriages or de facto relationships.

Make a Will

At this significant juncture in your life it’s important to make a Will, or review and update your existing Will and estate plan.

Save money when you buy or sell real estate

Our flat rate settlement fee is based on the cost of our service, not the value of your property. We offer an instant quote and online registration.

Clear understanding, happy couple

A Binding Financial Agreement promotes harmony by creating certainty and security as to your financial relationship. You can make a BFA at any time during your relationship. These agreements are popular for married or de facto couples in their second relationship.

Review your Will

It’s important to review your Will and estate plan regularly. Update them when circumstances change, such as the birth of a child or purchase of a significant asset.

Save money when you buy or sell real estate

Our flat rate settlement fee is based on the cost of our service, not the value of your property. We offer an instant quote and online registration.

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Know where you stand

You need advice and information to make the right decisions. If your affairs are straightforward we can give you a good idea of what would be a fair thing at a consultation. If they are more complex, we will assess the situation and give you a quote for a more thorough analysis.

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Review your Will

It’s important to review Will and estate plan regularly and update them when circumstances change.

Save money when you buy or sell real estate

Our flat rate settlement fee is based on the cost of our service, not the value of your property. We offer an instant quote and online registration.

Know where you stand

If your affairs are straightforward we can give you a good idea of what would be a fair thing at a consultation. If they are more complex, we will assess the situation and give you a quote for a more thorough analysis.

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Keep lines of communication open

When you know where you stand, discuss it as rationally as possible with your partner. Try and keep the legal processes out of it at this stage: there is nothing like a lawyer's letter to raise the emotional ante. If you come to an agreement – congratulations!

Consider mediation

If required, mediation brings you and your partner together for discussion and resolution of disputes. Mediation works best if both parties have obtained advice. For many people mediation is an attractive alternative to contested proceedings in the Family Court. Book an appointment to discuss your requirements prior to mediation. We will give you a quote for further representation.

Formalise your agreement

Once you have reached an agreement with your partner it is important that it be formalised. We can advise you how to best formalise your agreement.

In most cases we recommend you formalise your agreement by way of Family Court Consent Orders.

In some cases the formalities are better handled by a Binding Financial Agreement.

It's common for consent orders or agreements to include a transfer of real estate form, often in exchange for a cash payment.

We will complete the transfer of the property and liaise with any lenders involved to repay or refinance existing loans or arrange new secured loans.

In due course, Divorce

Lawyers are not essential for a Divorce Application, but you may find it more convenient for us to do the work.

Update your Will now

If you have previously made a Will, chances are you've left everything to your partner. If you don't have a Will the law assumes that he or she is your major beneficiary until you are divorced.

Save money when you buy or sell real estate

Our flat rate settlement fee is based on the cost of our service, not the value of your property. We offer an instant quote and online registration.

Formalise your agreement

Once you have reached an agreement with your partner it is important that it be formalised.  

We will review your proposed agreement with you and advise you how to best formalise it.

In most cases we recommend you formalise your agreement by way of Family Court Consent Orders.

In some cases the formalities are better handled by a Binding Financial Agreement.

It's common for consent orders or agreements to include a transfer of real estate form, often in exchange for a cash payment.

We will complete the transfer of the property and liaise with any lenders involved to repay or refinance existing loans or arrange new secured loans.

In due course, Divorce

Lawyers are not essential for a Divorce Application, but you may find it more convenient for us to do the work.

Update your Will now

If you have previously made a Will, chances are you've left everything to your partner. If you don't have a Will the law assumes that he or she is your major beneficiary until you are divorced.

Save money when you buy or sell real estate

Our flat rate settlement fee is based on the cost of our service, not the value of your property. We offer an instant quote and online registration.

Apply for a Divorce

Making a joint application for divorce with us is easy and convenient. In most cases we can prepare your joint divorce application at one appointment and arrange for you an your spouse to sign it on the spot. Please allow 45 minutes for the consultation. Contact us to get started.

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Michael Hodgkins

Michael Hodgkins

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