We are Specialist Brisbane Family Lawyers. Our Solicitors are based at our offices at Herston (opposite the Royal Brisbane Hospital on the CBD fringe).
Family law areas we can help you with
Let’s start with the main question we receive:
I’ve separated from my partner… what now?
When relationships end, that’s sometimes the beginning of a lengthy process that can involve a number of different practical, legal and social issues. But whilst there is only 1 separation, many legal matters can arise from that one separation.
It is critical that parties do not rely on anecdotal experiences of friends, family, and informal advisors – family law is complex, it changes regularly, and it is different according to a family’s individual circumstances. The Family Law Act 1975, Child Support Act, Domestic and Family Violence Act 2012 together make up a lot of the family law in Queensland. You can access them yourself, but working out where to look for answers can be a bit like a maze.
At the end of a relationship, it’s normal to feel intense emotions. Sometimes this makes it difficult to focus on working through the practical issues and legal issues that arise. We understand this. You may find it useful to look at our factsheet.
First Steps After Separation
Sometimes both spouses have a commitment to separate as amicably as possible and to settle matters well outside the Family Law court system. If that’s you, that’s great – but it is vital that both have good, independent advice so you have sufficient information about options and entitlements to be able to make good decisions.
How our family lawyers can help
Our team of Brisbane-based lawyers are solicitors that have the family law knowledge and experience to help navigate you through what is often a very traumatic time. We understand the emotional dynamics of separated families and can respond to your legal needs compassionately and professionally.
We give you the information you need, and empower you to make decisions for your family. We are specialists who have intentionally spent a lot of time building up our skills and knowledge to help our clients – we’re not solicitors who do family law as an afterthought! We are also proud members of the Family Law Practitioners Association.
We have an emphasis on settling Family Law disputes early. This gives you good outcomes, as quickly as possible, at a lower cost, with the least amount of anxiety and distress. Of course, not all matters can be settled out of Court. If that is your matter, our Brisbane Family Lawyers have the experience to assess your case, plan a strategy to meet your needs, and execute that strategy efficiently.
Contact our family law specialists
We’re here to help guide you through your Family Law legal matters after separation. Please call our Brisbane Family Lawyers on 07 3252 0011 to discuss how we can help you.
Free Family Law Fact Sheets
Top 10 Family Law FAQs
Property Settlement Documents Checklist
Family Law Resources
You might also find it helpful to look at our material about:
Putting in place parenting arrangements including:
- Who makes decisions for my kids, and how;
- Where my kids live and where they spend time;
- Mediation Options to resolve parenting matters;
- Formalising agreements in a parenting plan or Consent Order;
Spousal Maintenance including:
- What is spousal maintenance?
- When does it apply?
- What is the process?
- When does it end?
- Child birthing expenses
Dividing up your property and debts including:
- What property will be included in any property settlement
- Contributions made by each party
- Section 75(2) and what’s fair
- Options for formalising agreements without Court
- Disclosure obligations
- What happens to my Super?
- What if we have lived overseas? International property settlements.
Finalising your Divorce including:
- Whether you are eligible to apply for a divorce;
- The process to apply for a divorce;
- Serving your Application for Divorce on your spouse;
- Whether you need to go to Court; and
- Other family law matters you should consider
Domestic and Family Violence
Dealing with Domestic & Family Violence
- What is domestic violence?
- Your options – and getting a domestic violence order
- What does a domestic violence order stay?
- What about my kids?
- Domestic violence resources – places to turn to
- Online safety – what you can do to protect yourself
Sorting out Child Support arrangements
- General principles and the child support formula
- Binding Child Support Agreements
- Limited Child Support Agreements
- Applying to vary the assessment
Family Court Orders
- Your obligations
- Potential Penalties
- The Court Process
Out of Court Settlement
- Parenting Plans
- Consent Orders
- Binding Financial Agreement
- Binding Child Support Agreement
- Mediation Options