Divorce Lawyers in Dandenong & Melbourne
Just Family Law are Divorce Lawyers who provide high quality advice and representation in all aspects of divorce law including separation, property settlements, parenting arrangements and financial arrangement for spousal support and child support. Our team of just family lawyers includes an Accredited Family Law Specialist and a team solely focused on family law, with over 40 years of combined experience.
1: Married couples can apply for a divorce once the parties have been separated for a period of 12 months. However, you can restart the relationship once for a 3 month period without disrupting the 12 month separation.
2: Divorce does not finalise parenting or property matters. These matters require a separate application. Once a divorce takes effect, you have 12 months to issue property proceedings.
3: If there are children under the age of 18 it is important to provide particulars of the arrangements for the children on the divorce application. Should there be children under 18, you or your solicitor will be required to attend the divorce hearing.
4: A Divorce Order will be issued by the court 1 month and 1 day after the date the divorce is granted.
5: There are further requirements if you have been married for less than 2 years or are separated but living under the one roof.
Parenting Matters – If you have kids, then a decision will need to be made regarding where the children are going to live and how much time they are going to spend with each parent. In some circumstances these arrangements can be reached amicably between the parties. If not, our family lawyers will be able to provide advise and negotiate on your behalf to determine a suitable arrangement.
Financial Support – In situations where you have been relying on your partner for financial support due to your obligations as a parent, you will need to make arrangements for child support, and in some situations, spousal support.
Property Settlement – This is separate from financial support as this relates to the division of assets, including houses, vehicles, cash holdings, investments, superannuation and liabilities among other things. If an agreed settlement can be reached in respect of the assets, then our family lawyers will be able to formalize the terms of settlement as a Binding Financial Agreement or as Consent Orders. If an agreed property settlement cannot be reached, our lawyers will be able to provide advice and representation in other avenues of settlement, including mediation and commencing court proceedings in the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia.
An experienced divorce lawyer should resolve most family law matters out of court. However if agreement is not possible, our offices are located within the Court precincts in both Melbourne and Dandenong, we are able to provide assertive and experienced representation at Court. As specialist lawyers dedicated to just family law, we can assess the cases quickly and accurately. Different cases require different strategies however the best divorce lawyers should:
- Identify what is important;
- Focus on timely, cost effective resolutions;
- Explain how it all works;
- Give practical advice and options;
- Provide expert legal representation.
We have a team of lawyers, and paralegals, all either Accredited specialists, experienced or mentored by specialists and experienced practitioners. We will find the right person for you from our team, for your individual matter.
Divorce Lawyers in Dandenong, Melbourne