Family Lawyers Sydney CBD
In the heart of Sydney's CBD, New South Wales, The Firm Law Group is a leading family law firm that offers professional legal services to people and families going through divorce and separation. Your rights and interests will be protected throughout the legal process thanks to the dedication of our team of skilled lawyers who are committed to offering you caring and diligent representation.
We’re aware that going through a divorce or separation can be a trying and emotional time for you and your family. In order to ensure that you get the best result for your legal matter, we work to make the process as streamlined and effective as we can.
We can help you with:
- Legal Separation
- Domestic violence
- Child custody and provisions
- Property division
- Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
At The Firm Law Group, we recognise how crucial it is to safeguard your legal rights and financial interests during this trying time, and our family lawyers are dedicated to identifying options that are beneficial to you. In order to provide you with individualised advice and representation that will help you accomplish your objectives, we will work closely with you to understand your particular case.
Divorce and Separation
Divorce and separation can be a complicated and emotional process, but with the right legal representation, it can be navigated smoothly. The Firm Law Group is committed to offering knowledgeable legal services to Sydney residents who are going through divorce and separation.
You can get a divorce under the Family Law Act of 1975 (Cth) if the family court determines that:
- Your marriage has broken down
- There is no prospect of reconciliation
- You have been separated for at least 12 months
It's crucial to realise that "separation" can include cohabiting but living separately. When it comes to getting a divorce, it doesn't matter why your marriage broke down.
Our Sydney lawyers will collaborate closely with you to understand your particular situation and will give you individualised attention and defence to help you get the outcome you want.
Additionally, we can assist you in negotiating or mediating a legal contract that pays you what you are due. This can be done at any time, either before, during, or after divorce or separation.
During a separation or divorce, dividing your assets will typically be done in accordance with the principles of fairness and equity as outlined in the Family Law Act 1975 and the Family Law Regulations 1984 of New South Wales, Australia. The length of the marriage or domestic partnership, each party's income, assets, and financial resources, as well as any donations made by either party to the purchase, preservation, or development of the property, may all be taken into consideration.
In some circumstances, a court may additionally take into account the requirements of any children from the partnership as well as other factors including the parties' ages and physical well-being. No matter your circumstances, our lawyers in Sydney’s CDB are here to help.
Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation and alternative dispute resolution are ways to settle legal issues with your partner without going to court. It's like having a neutral third-party, called a mediator or an arbitrator, help you and your partner talk and come to an agreement that works for both of you. This can be less stressful and expensive than going to court and it can also help you and your partner to preserve your relationship and reduce the emotional toll of a separation or divorce.
It's important to note that not all situations are suitable for mediation or alternative dispute resolution, and in such cases, legal representation in court is necessary. Get in touch with our team today and you’ll speak to a lawyer who can see if your situation qualifies.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are legal agreements that couples can make before or after they are married, outlining how their assets and debts will be divided in the event of a separation or divorce. Think of it like a blueprint for your financial future. It's a way to clearly lay out what belongs to whom and how things will be divided in case you and your partner decide to go your separate ways.
These agreements can be customized to fit the unique needs and circumstances of the couple and they can cover a wide range of topics such as property division, spousal support, and estate planning.
At The Firm Law Group, our team of experienced lawyers can help you to understand the benefits and limitations of these agreements and can help you to draft a legally binding agreement that is tailored to your needs and protects your rights.
At The Firm Law Group, we understand that legal representation can be expensive, that's why we strive to provide affordable family lawyer services in Sydney for all our clients.