What is Family Law?

So what is Family Law? When relationships go wrong, there can be legal issues that need to be sorted out. That may be the need to divide property or could extend to sorting out what are the arrangements for the children. Family Law matters can include:

  • Family Law Property Settlements
  • Family Law Children’s disputes
  • Child Support
  • Financial Agreements including “pre-nuptial” agreements
  • Family Violence Orders (see right)
  • Divorce
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Advice and representation before, during and after marriage/defacto relationships

At OFRM we can work with you to guide and represent you getting the Family Law Settlement that you should. This can include:

  • Providing initial advice to you so you not only know what are your rights but also the best way of achieving the right result (see Family Law Initial Interview)
  • Advising you as negotations are conducted
  • Conducting negotiations on your behalf
  • Representing you as your matter is litigated in court

Still have questions?

Call us on 03 5445 1000 or visit our Family Law FAQ where many common questions are answered.


Our Family Law Team

At OFRM we have Bendigo’s biggest and most experienced family law team, ensuring that we are always available to advise you and that you can have the right lawyer for your matter. All our family lawyers are members of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

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