We know that a relationship breakdown and subsequent Family Law proceedings can be emotionally stressful.
At Robertson Hyetts our professional family law solicitors are sensitive at this emotionally difficult time, providing you with sensible advice. Our Bendigo and Castlemaine solicitors provide legal advice and guidance to protect your interests and achieve the best outcome for you.
Do the laws apply to me?
In recent times significant changes have been made to Family Law. Now the Commonwealth family law regime applies to all couples – married, unmarried, and same sex.
There are many things that make up your business or personal life that may be considered assets for the purposes of your Family Law case. These include companies, trust entities, superannuation and employment entitlements to name a few. We simplify it for you.
When it comes to your children, you only want the best for them. Deciding what’s best with an estranged partner can be challenging. At Robertson Hyetts Solicitors Bendigo, Castlemaine and Melbourne we aim to get the best outcome for you and your children with our family dispute resolution services.
When parents separate, a Child Support Agreement (sometimes known as Child Maintenance) is established to detail the amount of child support to be paid to help with the costs of raising the children. This can be done by an agreement of the parents or by the Child Support Agency. Again our family lawyers take you through the process of negotiating child support with your ex partner.
Family Violence / Intervention Orders
Physical and psychological abuse is all too common in many family situations going through the Family Law process. Family Violence Intervention Orders are a way to protect you from unwanted communications and contact. Our family law solicitors can apply for intervention orders on your behalf and represent you in the Federal Magistrate’s Court.
Spousal Maintenance is financial support paid to a husband or wife (or former husband or wife) when they’re unable to support themselves. It is sometimes referred to as “alimony” in other jurisdictions. It is not Child Support, or Adult Child Maintenance. Spousal Maintenance can be difficult to negotiate, so it’s best to employ a professional family lawyer to nut out the legalities and place the application in the Family Law courts.
Application for Consent Orders
Application for Consent Orders and Binding Financial Agreements are two types of agreements made between separating parties. Family Lawyers will generally refuse to do Binding Financial Agreements where an Application for Consent Orders can achieve the same goal; however an Application for Consent Orders cannot make a prenuptial agreement.
Superannuation Splitting Orders
When a couple separates, they can choose to ‘split up’ their superannuation entitlements as part of the greater property settlement.
We can assist in court appearances in the Magistrates Court and in the Family Law Jurisdiction in the Federal Circuit Court.
We also brief barristers where your matter may require it.
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For legal advice that protects your interests phone now for an appointment: Bendigo 03 5434 6666; Castlemaine 03 5472 1588 or Melbourne by appointment.
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