My Legal Crunch in Newcastle can Help with Family Law Matters

Tackling family law issues can be a daunting and complex task for anyone in a marriage or relationship, particularly when children are part of the equation. We appreciate how challenging it is to navigate through situations such as child custody disagreements, property settlements, and divorce here in Newcastle, Australia.

Fortunately, you don’t have to face these hurdles single-handedly. If any of these circumstances apply to you, allow us to lend our support and assistance on your journey towards resolution.

  • ​Divorce in Newcastle
  • Child custody in Newcastle
  • Property settlement in Newcastle
  • De Facto relationships in Newcastle
  • Consent orders in Newcastle
  • Court litigation in Newcastle

Our seasoned family solicitors in Newcastle possess the necessary qualifications to manage an extensive array of family law concerns. They not only apply their legal acumen to address these issues, but also demonstrate compassion, ensuring they truly comprehend the needs of their clients and identify the most appropriate course of action to assist them in Australia.

Legal Advice and Court Appearance in Newcastle

Our family lawyers appear at the Newcastle Federal Circuit Court and Family Law Court at 61 Bolton St, Newcastle.

Our lawyers often make appearances in court within Newcastle for cases, such as divorce. Our skilled family lawyers from the Newcastle team can assist you with any of your family law concerns.

If you’re a couple going through a rough patch, we can help you reach an informed resolution on matters like property settlement, child custody and/or living arrangements with parents.

Divorce Law in Newcastle

We can offer you legal guidance and assistance in navigating family law mediation, divorce proceedings, and resolving matters outside of court. Once a resolution has been reached, we’ll handle the necessary documentation and filing of consent orders with the Family Law Court.

You can trust that we’ll handle your case with sensitivity and confidentiality while keeping costs reasonable.

To discuss your family law concerns, get in touch with one of our experienced divorce lawyers in Newcastle today by calling 0485 872 417 or booking an appointment.

Family Law Questions

Marriages
If you are married you can commence property settlement court proceedings at any time before you divorce. After you divorce, you can only commence property settlement Court proceedings within 12 months of the date of divorce or apply to the Court for permission to commence proceedings out of time but your application may be refused.

De Facto Relationships
Either party can commence property settlement court proceedings within 2 years of separating. You can apply to the Court for permission to commence proceedings after 2 years but your application may be refused.

To apply for a divorce, the marriage must have broken down irretrievably. This means that one or both parties believe the marital relationship has ended permanently. In addition to this requirement, before an application for divorce can be made you must be separated for at least 12 months.

The cost of a family lawyer in Australia can vary greatly depending on factors such as experience, location, and the complexity of the case. On average, hourly rates for family lawyers range from AUD$250 to $600 per hour. Some lawyers may also offer fixed-fee services or charge on a sliding scale based on income. It is important to discuss fees and payment arrangements with potential lawyers before hiring them to represent you in your family law matter. Additional costs like court fees, document preparation, and other expenses should also be considered.

Separation occurs where one partner has communicated to the other partner whether by action or conduct, that the relationship has ended and the parties act accordingly. Alternatively, separation occurs when both parties have agreed and consented that the relationship is over. You do not need to live separately to have separated. You can live separated “under the same roof”.

If you separated and then resumed your relationship for less than 3 months before separating again, you can ignore the period when you resumed your relationship. This only applies if the period of resuming the relationship was less than 3 months. If you got back together multiple times or for more than 3 months, you can only count the period from your last separation as the date of separation.


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