Divorce & Separation
We understand divorce and separation can be difficult. Our expert family lawyers ensure you quickly get the best outcome possible for you and your family, so you can forge your future.
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How our family lawyers can help with your divorce/separation
A property settlement, also known as a financial separation is the formal legal separation of the financial assets of a couple.
Parenting (Child Custody)
When two parents separate, it can dramatically impact a child’s life and the best interests of the child are considered in child custody.
Mediation is compulsory in family law matters and often required in property settlement matters.
Binding financial agreements are complex family law documents that essentially override the Family Law Act.
Divorce applications can be made 12 months after separation. They can be made by one party or jointly.
You don’t necessarily need a divorce lawyer at each court event, however, in most cases, it is a good idea.
To formalise parenting or financial arrangments parties will usually enter into a consent order.
Domestic Violence Orders
You can apply privately for a domestic violence order or with the help of a domestic violence lawyer.
Child Recovery Order
Child recovery orders can be made by the Family Law Court whether or not existing court orders are in place regarding custody.
There are many pros and cons of prenuptial agreements, and they can be costly if not done right.
Paternity (DNA) Testing
Failure to obtain a DNA test can result in someone paying child support when they are not the biological father of the child.
We can help you through your divorce/separation.
Forge Legal’s family lawyers are specialists in all areas of family law and can assist you with all legal matters in your divorce/separation.
Frequently asked questions
Our award-winning divorce lawyers
Hayley delivers expert legal advice across all areas of Family Law and Wills and Estates, also providing advice in many areas of Property Law, Civil Disputes and Criminal Law.
Tracey is direct and strategic but compassionate. Tracey goes the extra mile and genuinely takes each of her matters to heart, treating them as if she were representing her own family.
Cameron is a passionate family lawyer and gets great satisfaction from assisting his clients through and after separation. He also practices in domestic violence, criminal and traffic law.
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