Family Law

family lawWhen a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down, you need practical, friendly, timely and affordable advice which clarifies any possible legal issues. Matters arising from the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship may include issues such as:

  • Divorce
  • Property settlement
  • Children’s issues (who the children are to live with and spend time with)
  • Parenting Orders
  • Agreements on other financial matters and children’s issues
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Recovery Application
  • Location Application
  • Child Support
  • Consent Orders
  • Court Applications
  • Private mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Referral to mediation services

What is a de facto relationship?  Clink on the link for the relevant definition of a de facto relationship.


In order to file for Divorce, spouses must have been separated for a period of at least twelve (12) months. The Court must also be satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for the care, welfare and development of their children. These are some of the factors an applicant must meet to be succesful in his or her application for Divorce. We can discuss this more fully and guide you through your application during our consultation.

We can assist you in all your queries related to Family Law. During our initial conference, we will provide you with general advice on to how to progress your matter.

We commonly attend both the Family Law Courts (Federal Circuit Court and Family Court) in Melbourne and Dandenong.