Family Lawyers Wollongong— Helping You Settle Divorce, Custody, Property
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What are family & relationship lawyers?
Family lawyers help resolve disputes that involve family members such as child support, domestic violence, divorce and custody disputes.
Family lawyers can assist in all matters relating to this including dividing of assets and property settlement, spousal support and terms of your prenuptial arrangements.
If you have an internal dispute or issue that you unable to resolve involving a family member, a family lawyer can provide you with legal advice and guidance on the best cause of action.
As specialists in family law, we ensure that the matter is handled as sensitively and delicately as possible. Our aim is to ensure that you are able to have an arrangement that is mutually beneficial and protects the interest of minors.
A relationship breaking down and going through divorce is one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. We aim to make the process as painless as possible by providing the best legal advice by trying to understand your circumstances and protect the interests of your children.
What are family reports?
A family report is written as an assessment of a case as required by the court about child arrangements. It is written by a psychologist and submitted to the judge who uses this to make a decision and also help the family come to an arrangement.
The consultant looks at the family situation and the issues to be reviewed then makes a recommendation to the court in the interest of the children.
Family Reports Process
- You will be required to attend court where you will meet with your court appointed psychologist
- A report will be created by the psychologist, this may take a few weeks to prepare
- The report will be submitted to the court and you will be provided with a copy prior to the hearing date
When your case is called, you or your lawyer will be required to go to the bar and announce your name. The judge will give order or decision and then you are free to leave.
The court will make the best decision based on the child’s best interest. Both parties should use this to ensure that they come up with the same principle when making plans for their children.
We work with Wills & Estates
A will is a legal document that articulates your wishes upon your death. Having a will is important because ensures that your assets are managed and protected in a way that you want it and appoints a guardian to care for your children, under the age of 18.
When going through issues with your family, it is important to ensure that your will is updated specifically when there is divorce involved. We take away the stress by making it easy for you.
We work with probate
When someone dies, their estate has to be managed or distributed.
Probate is the process of identifying and transferring the assets of a deceased person’s will, via the executor, to the beneficiaries.
Our team of Estate Planning lawyers are all experienced in obtaining a Grant of Probate and can assist your Executor with finalising your Estate in a way that is clear, swift and most importantly, without unnecessary stress.
What is a family provision claim?
A family provision claim is when someone makes an application claiming a share of a person’s estate after their death. If you are eligible, by being a dependent or family member, and have been left out of the will and believe you should receive a share, you are able to put in an application.
What is a family provision application?
The family provision application is when you file a summons and affidavit with your claim.
If you believe that a will did not fairly provide for you or your family or if you have concerns about the validity of a will, you can contest it. We are able to provide legal advice on this process, your rights and manage the legal matter for you.
Why Choose Us?
9 years of soliciting experience
Affordable price and transparent pricing
Clear and open communication
Peace of mind conveyancing expertise
Professional and expert legal advice
Innovative and creative problem solving
Mobile service to a location of your choice
Available 24 hours for your convenience
Our other services
Leading the South Coast & Southern Tablelands in Conveyancing
Buying property can be the most important transaction of your life. Southern Coast Conveyancing aim to make this stage of your life enjoyable, rather than stressful. We hope that by providing clear communication and support, we can help you overcome the stress involved in your conveyancing transaction.
Expert Criminal Lawyers Servicing Wollongong and the Illawarra
Criminal Law in New South Wales is guided by Statute and Common Law. An understanding of both is essential to navigating this area of law. Our Principal Greg Murphy has extensive experience in addition to completing a Masters Degree in Criminal Law at the University of Wollongong. Greg has in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system, practice and procedure, contact Greg to discuss your matter.
We have been successful in many contested criminal matters before the courts. Our successes range from fine-only offences, to indictable matters before the District and Local courts of NSW.
Success in finalising your matter to your satisfaction depends on acting quickly. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free telephone consultation.
Probate Lawyers, Wollongong
We can take care of the formalities of obtaining probate for you, at a time when you may be dealing with more pressing issues.
– Probate is advertised;
– Probate documents are prepared;
– Documents are filed in the Supreme Court of New South Wales;
– Should it be required requisitions are answered from the Supreme
Court of New South Wales;
– Obtain probate;
– Organise the estate for distribution;
– Publish a notice of intended distribution with the Supreme Court of
New South Wales;
– Distribute the estate as per the will.
Wills and Power of Attorney Advice, Wollongong
The importance of drafting a current will is never lost on the executors, or executrixes, that we deal with regularly.
Often we find wills that have been drafted some years ago. In their day, the will would have reflected positively on the assets of the estate when disbursed. However, in the present day they can produce difficulties when administrating estates.
POWER OF ATTORNEY:
A Power of Attorney deals with your financial and personal affairs while you are alive.
The requirements of a power of attorney will be discussed with you in a clear and concise manner.
Southern Coast Lawyers and Conveyancing covers the Illawarra area. We are contactable 24/7 for your immediate attention.
We provide legal services to the Wollongong area via our Windang office, just outside of Shellharbour. Our team attends to matters in all courts throughout Australia including Albion Park, Kiama, Port Kembla and Wollongong Local Courts.
Our legal services also include the areas of Conveyancing Law, Family Law, Wills and Estate Planning, and Family Provisions.
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I’m thankful for Southern Coast Lawyers helping me settle my divorce and child custody arrangements
They were helpful in providing me with legal advice on my spousal support dispute
Frequently Asked Questions
Family Lawyers help resolve disputes that involve family members such as child support, domestic violence, divorce and custody disputes. Family lawyers can assist in all matters relating to this including dividing of assets and property settlement, spousal support and terms of your prenuptial arrangements.
Best way is to ask friends that have been through similar situations whether they can recommend someone. Look for someone who’s handled similar cases to yours.
A family lawyer is experienced in the area and the law. They are able to provide you with specific expert and legal advice by reviewing your personal circumstances. The process of managing applications and court hearings can be stressful and new to you. A lawyer will be able to handle these for you and give you the best advice for your situation.
The courts try to make a decision based on the best interest of the children. They take everything into consideration before making any decision.
If the issues that need to be ironed out can be agreed upon and resolved, then you won’t need to go to court other than to formalize the arrangements. If this cannot be resolved, then you may need to have the judge settle the matter.