Family Law

Family Law

Three things you need to know about Family Law:

  1. Separation is an extremely difficult journey for everyone involved. The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia, through its specialist judges and staff, assist Australians to resolve their most complex legal family disputes. A lot of families can sort out their affairs without the assistance of a family lawyer, although many Australians deal with a family lawyer in the event of a messy divorce or a more complicated financial separation. It’s important that you instruct a family lawyer to protect your interests.
  2. In Australia, a divorce can be obtained where parties have been separated for at least 12 months, the marriage has broken down irretrievably, and there is no chance of reconciliation. An Application for Divorce can either be filed by the parties jointly, or by one party separately. An experienced family lawyer can help guide you through this process without all the stresses associated with being self-represented.
  3. Parenting Orders are orders made by the Court that deal with the arrangements for a child or children when parents have separated. Following separation, Parenting Orders can be made by agreement between the parties by way of ‘Consent Orders’, or after a Court hearing. It is important for you and your children that you have a family lawyer to help you through this.

If you are looking for a Family Lawyer in Ringwood, Hutchinson Legal can assist you. We have a dedicated team of qualified family lawyers based in Ringwood.

Our goal is to resolve your matter in a cost-effective and timely matter. Due to the nature of family law, sometimes parties cannot resolve the matter without the assistance of the Court. If your matter does go to Court you can expect Hutchinson Legal to provide expert advice to guide you through every step of the process.

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More Information on Family Law

For more information on family law, visit the following websites:

Family Court of Australia

Federal Circuit Court of Australia - Parenting Cases

We can advise you on:
Children’s Matters
Property Settlements
Separation and Divorce
De facto relationships
Child Support
Intervention Orders
Binding Financial Agreements

Navigating separation & divorce? Let us guide you.

Questions? Ask our Family Law team.

Andrew Wheeler
Accredited Specialist in Family Law
Annabel Tee
03 9870 9870