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)
- 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 Settelement 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.
Recent Family Law Articles
Be aware there are deadlines for property settlements which differ if you are in a married or de facto relationship.
Any person concerned about the care of a child, their welfare or development can see Orders but do need to speak with their lawyer first.
You have a duty to disclose throughout your Family Law proceedings all information that has a financial bearing on your matter.
Independent family reports help all parties determine what is best for the children in a family law matter.
In Family Law proceedings sometimes there is a churning of the stomach as to whether the other party is being honest and providing all the information they need regarding their assets and liabilities.
Even in the 21st century there are still many documents that need to be signed in person, attested to and witnessed.
This list of 10 items explains divorce in Australia.
Returning to your "maiden name" after a separation is not unusual and can
Changes have been proposed to protect cross-examination by alleged perpetrators in Family Court proceedings.
Marriage inequality has an effect under Family Law although many other areas of law don't make the same distinctions.