Our experienced family lawyers Gold Coast and Brisbane understand that family law, in all of its myriad of situations, is a complex journey that is taken in a context not in a vacuum.
We understand that families come in all shapes, sizes, colours and flavours – they are more than a mother, a father and their children living together in one home together – they have an emotional life as well as a financial life. They have a future as well as a present and a past. Each family has a story and has hopes, dreams and goals that are as unique and different as the people in them.
We are committed to understanding your individual needs, goals and aspirations on your journey, and to ensuring a positive outcome for you and your family.
We can provide specialist, individualised advice in the areas of:
When a marriage comes to an end, helping to obtain a divorce and/or determine the financial rights, entitlements and responsibilities of each partner...Read More
Defacto and Same Sex Relationship Law
Heterosexual and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexdefacto couples in Australia require specific advice about their rights and entitlements on the breakdown of their relationships...Read More
A divorce order brings your legal relationship as a married couple to an end. It also sets in train time limitations for bringing applications for property settlement and spousal maintenance and has implications for your will and estate planning decisions...Read More
How your property and assets and liabilities, including your superannuation, should be divided and how you can protect your assets...Read More
Financial Agreements/Prenuptial and Post Nuptial agreements
When you are at the beginning of your relationship, whether that is a marriage or a defacto relationship, or when you are contemplating that type of commitment, a “Prenup”, or a Financial Agreement as it is technically called, can create the ground rules and deliver clarity as to the financial expectations you have of each other, both during your relationship and in the event the relationship comes to an end.
Arrangements for time with your children
Determining how much time your children will spend with each of their parents (you might know it as “child custody and access”), or their grandparents or others who might want to have children live with them or spend time with them.
We can assist you reach agreement with or without the intervention of the Court. We can advise and guide you through both the litigation (Court) and the mediation process...Read More
Adoption of children and surrogacy arrangements, including international surrogacy
Whether you want to adopt a child known to you, perhaps a child of your new partner, or a third party adoption, whether that adoption is in Australia or overseas, we can assist you to navigate the often complex legal requirements to achieve the adoption.
If you want to enter into a surrogacy arrangements, in Australia or an overseas surrogacy (international surrogacy) you will encounter a complex web of overlapping and sometimes contradictory rules and regulations. We have the knowledge, expertise and experience to bring all of those pieces together to achieve the outcome that is best for you and the children involved.
When a husband, wife or de facto couple have a need to be maintained and the other spouse has the capacity to financially contribute to their spouse, and obligation to pay spousal maintenance can arise. There are many ways to maximize those claims and to successfully defeat or minimize them...Read More
Child Support and Child Maintenance
Financial obligations to children until they reach the age of 18 years (Child Support) and as adults at tertiary education or with a disability (Adult child maintenance).
International Family law
Relocation of children overseas, international property settlements, taking children overseas for holiday, international child support and spousal maintenance, international adoption of children and international surrogacy...Read More