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You don’t necessarily need a divorce lawyer at each court event, however, in most cases, it is a good idea.

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Why you need a family lawyer for
court representation

Financial Assets

Explaining implications of the court’s assessment of your case

Going to court can be an overwhelming experience, especially if it is your first time. A family lawyer can help you understand how the court might assess your individual case and how that may affect the outcome, so you are informed before the process even begins. We can also help you fill out court forms or documents.

Timely Legal Services

Explaining your options as the case progresses

All cases are different and your options will vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case. We can explain your options and the associated implications in plain language as you move through the court process. We will ensure you are fully aware of what options you have to finalise your court proceeding.

Dispute Resolution

Helping you navigate the legal system

A family lawyer has extensive knowledge and experience navigating the legal system. We will use our knowledge to guide the way for you to help you obtain the outcome you are looking for. We will assist you to progress through the legal system from start to finish.

Financial Assets

Negotiating a better outcome

We can help you negotiate the best possible solution for your case. We’ll help you work around roadblocks such as disputes to resolve your matter as quick as possible.

Frequently asked questions

You are able to represent yourself in a Queensland court, however you may wish to contact a lawyer to discuss the more complex legal matters that you may find difficult to navigate without legal training or experience. If you choose to represent yourself, you must have knowledge about the law and the court process.
Some individuals choose to represent themselves rather than seeking legal advice. This is commonly because:
- An individual cannot afford legal representation or believes the legal fees are excessive;
- An individual does not qualify for a grant of legal aid;
- An individual does not want to engage a lawyer; or
- An individual believes they can effectively run the litigation on their own.
The duration of court cases depends on each individual case. The case could take longer in court if it is complex and requires more time, for example if there are significant disputes or witnesses need to be called.
Yes. In Family Court matters, generally evidence is required in the form of an affidavit. Affidavits are written statements confirmed by oath or affirmation that are filed with the court. A family lawyer can explain the particular affidavits required for your case.
The cost of legal representation will depend on your individual situation. For example, for some cases, only one court appearance is required, however for other matters, more than one court appearance is required, rendering the process more expensive.
A lawyer can help you by:
- Discussing your individual situation which may include complex legal terms or issues;
- Explaining what you could be entitled to when you divide your property;
- Explaining your responsibilities and obligations when discussing parenting arrangements;
- Raising issues that you may not have been aware of; and
- Helping you with negotiations if a dispute arises.

Why choose us

We will tell you the truth at all times

We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.

We will respect you and your situation

Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.

We will listen and understand your needs

We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.

We will stand by you all the way

Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.

We can help you through your divorce.

Forge Legal’s divorce lawyers are specialists in all areas of family law and can assist you with all legal matters in your divorce/separation.

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