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Family Lawyers Brisbane West

At Melrose Keys Lawyers we’ll support you through your legal requirements, giving you ongoing support, transparency and guidance. We are one of the most reliable family lawyers Brisbane West has to offer, ensuring your experience is as stress-free as possible.

Family Lawyers Brisbane West: Lawyers you can trust

Family law circumstances can be stressful and overwhelming. At Melrose Keys Lawyers, our lawyers are dedicated in providing you the most stress-free experience as we can, while minimising the costs and offering you on-going support. Whether its divorce, children matters or property settlement, you can trust our family lawyers in Brisbane West.

Family Lawyers: Brisbane West

Located in Brisbane West, our Family Lawyers will help you in all your legal needs, whether it’s divorse and separation, child custody, property settlements or financial agreements. We’ll provide you with ongoing support from start to finish, being completely transparent and honest along the way to help you understand the process. We are dedicated to keeping matters outside the court, in order to save you time and most importantly, money. We’re conscious that a divorse or separation is much more than just that, in most cases children are involved and property settlements need to be made. You can rely on us to be there for you every step of the way, offering you flexible consultation sessions too.

Divorce and Separation Family Lawyers Brisbane West

Our family lawyers Brisbane West understands the grief and sensitivity of divorce or separation. This will often include children matters and property settlements as well, so you can rely on Melrose Keys Lawyers to ensure you receive the fairest results in all Family Law cases. We encourage trying to settle this agreement without having to take matters to court. This will save you time, money and additional stress. According to Australian Law, to have an Order of the Court to declare your divrorce, you’ll need:

1. To have been separated for 12 months prior

2. To have no likelihood of reconciliation

3. To be able to show you’ve made appropriate arrangements for children 

Our Family Lawyers Brisbane West can guide you in your divorce application, and help you in your other legal requirements such as property settlement. We’ll be able to support you throughout the entire process by providing you tailored advice and support.

Family Lawyers Brisbane West: Child Custody and Children Matters

Getting a divorce doesn’t just affect you and the other party involved, but your children as well. Our family lawyers will work to arrange a suitable and safe arrangement in terms of child custody and children matters, as the children’s safety is our priority. This can be an overwhelming experience for you, so we’ll explain every process along the way, and the expected outcomes, staying completely honest with you throughout the process. There are a lot more complex legal considerations and consequences when children are involved, so ensuring the outcome will benefit the child is in our best interest. At Melrose Keys Lawyers we’ll try to solve these matters outside of court, by offering facilitated mediation for the two parties to discuss these arrangements in a safe environment. However, if the mediation process doesn’t work, we’ll support and guide you through the court proceedings too.

Property Settlements

In the case of divorce or separation, property settlements need to be made for each party. Family Lawyers Brisbane West will guide you towards how to split your property appropriately and support you throughout the process. In the case of family law, property includes your family home, investment properties, assets, cars, loans and debts and these will not necessarily be divided evenly. We consider who contributed to the property, the individuals basic needs and if children are involved who will look after them majority of the time. This can be an extremely stressful and painful situation, so we’ll ensure to provide you with a stress-free experience and achieve the fairest outcome. 

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Financial Agreements Family Lawyers Brisbane West

Financial agreements are important to protect both parties, should you divorse or separate. It’s important to make these arrangements with the support of a lawyer to ensure they meet all legal obligations, should the time come. Financial agreements are also referred to as prenuptial agreements, where a couple will help protect themselves in case of a future separation. This is done by creating an arrangement and signing an agreement that suits both parties in the division of their assets and property.

Mediation facilitated by Family Lawyers Brisbane West

As family lawyers in Brisbane West, we are passionate about setting our clients up for success. We prefer to keep children matters outside of court, so we offer you facilitated mediation in order for you to come up with an agreement that suits both parties. Keeping this matter outside of court will keep costs down and create a much less stressful situation for all parties.

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Meet our Family Lawyers Brisbane West Team

Our team will help make your legal requirements as stress-free as possible by providing tailored advice. We genuinely care about the outcomes for our clients so you can rely on us to help you through this complicated process. We’ll guide you through every stage of divorse or separation, child custody or children matters, property settlements and financial agreements, to help you achieve the fairest outcome possible.

Family Lawyers Brisbane West: FAQs

Family lawyers will guide you through the process of divorce and separation, children matters and property settlement. We’ll support you throughout the entire process, facilitate mediation and provide personalised advice on your situation as well as gather information and evidence to help support your legal claims. A family lawyer has many roles to play.

Mediation occurs when a neutral third party, called a mediator, works with each party in a lawsuit to reach a compromise before going to trial. It’s the mediator’s job to point out issues in the case or areas of weakness and benefits of settling. Mediation is very common and effective in resolving most cases out of court. Even where a judge does not order mediation, parties often agree to mediate a case to resolve the dispute and save the expenses of going to trial.

To be eligible to apply for a divorce, you and your ex-partner must have been separated for 12 months. In addition, the court will need to make sure proper arrangements have been made for any children involved before allowing a divorce to proceed. You can get back together for up to 3 months without restarting the 12 month separation period. 

You can apply for a divorce order once you meet all of the necessary requirements. A divorce order typically becomes final 1 month and 1 day after it’s been lodged. The date when the divorce order becomes final is the actual divorce date.

When parents of a child under the age of 18 seperate, they each have parental responsibility for the child (subject to any court order). Both parents also have a duty to support the child financially. The Family Law Act 1975 focuses on the rights of children and the responsibilities that each parent has towards their children, as opposed to parental rights. 

The Act sets out the rights, duties, powers and liabilities of spouses and children. It provides for enforcement of those rights and liabilities as well as the dissolution of marriage. It aims to ensure that children can enjoy a meaningful relationship with both of their parents, while being protected from harm.

Book a Consultation

Our in-depth consultation is an initial consultation where we will discuss your situation in detail and provide thorough advice on the next steps you should take to resolve your matter. (Family Law Consultations may cost $150 for the hour – discuss with Adrian or Krissy).

Free 10 Minute Telephone Consultation

Or, you can get a free 10 minute phone consultation to find if our services suit your specific needs

We’re currently open for in-person consultations as well as telephone consults and video chats.