Family Lawyers Melbourne
Best Family Lawyers Melbourne
We are Melbourne family lawyers providing expert advice about all matters in relation to family law and divorce.
Our values: Our lawyers have a personal connection with our clients but maintain professional advice for the difficult time they are experiencing.
We assist people across Australia in relation to the breakdown of their relationships.
If you are thinking about separating or your have already separated, then our team of family lawyers in Melbourne can help you and resolve the problems promptly and in a cost efficient manner.
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We act in all areas of family law including:
1. Child custody disputes
2. Property matters and settlements
3. Family mediation
4. Divorce hearings
5. Applications for substituted service
6. Application for consent orders
7. Prenups and Binding financial agreements
9. Superannuation splitting orders
10. Division of complex property structures
11. Spousal maintenance applications and responses
12. Domestic relocation
13. International relocation
14. Applications for passports
15. Parental responsibility
16. De facto relationships
Our Melbourne offices are located at Collins Square, Tower 5, Level 23/727 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3008
Conference can be arranged at this location by appointment only.
We act for clients who may be involved in either a mediation or in ongoing court proceedings at the Melbourne Family Court or the Melbourne Federal Circuit Court.
Our offices are a 3 minute walk from Southern Cross station and also close to numerous tram stops in the Melbourne CBD.
Experienced Family Lawyers
The experienced team at Justice Family Lawyers understand how difficult the legal process can be and will use our extensive experience to help you achieve your objectives. We are skilled negotiators and highly experienced in litigation, which means we are prepared to secure a favorable outcome for you whether it’s through mediation or in the courtroom.
Our primary goal is to help you resolve your legal issues and transition into the next stage of your life.
Our website has an in depth family law blog and that contains a good introduction to family law in Australia.
We have provided this free resource to ensure that you are informed of your family law rights.
The guides have been reviewed by one of our experienced family lawyers.
Secondly, we strongly advise you to look at the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court websites. They have a lot of content and information about the divorce and separation process in Australia.
Thirdly, our YouTube Channel is an extremely useful resource that has videos of our Melbourne family lawyers explaining the divorce and separation process.
However, after reviewing these resources, you may want to know how the law applies to your specific relationship. Really, there is not much point in knowing the law unless you know how it applies to your specific situation.
That is when our family lawyers can advise you as to how the law applies to your specifically.
Family Law In Australia
Taking your partner to court is emotionally and financially costly for all involved.
The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court hear cases throughout Australia. There is constant speculation about the family law system in Australia, and policies are constantly shifting depending on the government in power and the agenda that they have. This is why you require experienced family lawyers who understand and are in touch with the latest updates in the Family and Federal Circuit Court.
There are multiple things that the Courts consider for both property and parenting matters.
Some of these factors are mentioned in the Family Law Act 1975.
Some of these factors are contained within judgments of previous cases that have already been established as a precedent.
Each of these factors will have different importance and weight in any particular case. Every relationship is different. There is no one solution for every case. That is because many family matters also involve property settlement questions or commercial issues regarding a joint venture business or immigration issues. Or maybe your matter involves domestic violence or criminal law.
How to find the right family lawyer
You are probably reading this because you are looking for a family lawyer that knows what they are doing, and can do it for a reasonable price.
Choosing the right family lawyer to help with your divorce is an important decision facing people who are leaving a relationship. Remember, choosing someone with the right legal skills and expertise is invaluable, but more importantly, you need to be with someone you can work well with. Transferring lawyers in the middle of your matter can be done, however it may also warrant some extra fees for the new solicitor to then review your file.
Don’t forget, each year the Courts determine thousands of cases which set precedents for how the Family Law Act is to be applied.
This means that you need a lawyer that is aware of the continuous changes and developments in the family law field. One way to check this is to see whether or not your lawyer has been publishing articles, delivering conferences or participate in active discussions in the public. Our blog on our website contains up to date judgments and information for the Australian public and is just a small portion of the latest updates that come out of the courts.
Google and other websites for peer reviews are also useful resources when trying to find the right lawyer.
Discuss Your Fees
On your first appointment, you will need to discuss fees and estimates about your case. A good Melbourne family lawyer will be upfront about their charges and give clear advice about costs.
Your lawyer will probably only be able to provide an estimation of fees, as much depends upon when your matter resolves, and whether or not the other side is reasonable during the proceedings.
Rest assured, even though you will only receive a fee estimate and not an exact quotation, this is crucial information for you to have early on. Remember, if your lawyer doesn’t raise the topic of fees with you, then ask about potential costs.
Also, it may be easy to look at hourly rates as a way to judge how much a lawyer will cost. However, an expert lawyer will have a higher hourly rate because they are more efficient in what they do, and their final bill may be less than a lawyer with a lower hourly rate. Secondly, a top family lawyer should help you achieve a good financial result in a property settlement that using their services pays for itself. Finally, remember that good service is priceless during this rocky period of your life and you want to feel like you are being looked after.
Your lawyer should help you feel comfortable and informed as to the progress of your matter.
By following these steps, you can select the best family lawyer early on in your matter. Making the right choice will make the whole divorce process smoother allowing you to move on with your life.
About the Federal Circuit Court Melbourne
The Federal Circuit Court is located at 305 William Street , Melbourne 3000
Most importantly, the Federal Circuit Court deals with about 90% of all Family law matters in Australia.
Whilst the Federal Circuit Court does deal with other matters apart from family law, currently, approximately 90% of all matters in the court are family law matters.
The court is located above Flagstaff station.
Legal Aid Victoria provides assistance to self-represented litigants through services such as information sessions, assistance with applying for legal aid, preparing documents including urgent applications and duty appearances.
Justice Family Lawyers Melbourne office is a short walking distance from the Melbourne legal district.
It is close to the Melbourne Magistrate Court, the Melbourne Federal Circuit Court and the Melbourne Family Court.
We are family lawyers Melbourne families trust. Our firm is based on the principles of personal connection with our clients and providing a professional service. Our family law solicitors in Melbourne provide tailor-made advice specific to your matter and takes your particular circumstances into account.