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Getting separated is one of the most stressful and difficult times of your life, as you have to deal with your feelings, divorce proceedings, financial issues and/or issues relating to your children. In our experience, clients often benefit from having a lawyer guide them through the post separation minefield.

We can give you the right advice so you know the law, the outcome(s) you want and how to pursue them.


We can assist with the following:

→ Advising you on where you stand and your options

→  Drafting and providing independent legal advice on binding financial agreements

→  Preparing and filing consent orders, and providing legal advice in respect of consent orders

→  Attending mediations and conciliations and negotiating on your behalf

→  Obtaining divorce orders

→ Drafting and providing independent legal advice on binding child support agreements

→ Representation during family law litigation

→  Advice and representation for domestic violence applications.

Legal Aid preferred suppliers

We are Legal Aid preferred suppliers for family law matters. You may apply for Legal Aid through our firm.

We are also on Legal Aid Queensland’s Cross-examination scheme panel, which means that if you require a lawyer to cross-examine on your behalf because you are prohibited from doing so, we are able to assist you with that.

Legal Aid Queensland grants legal assistance when applicants meet a means test as well as a merits test.

The means test applies to the income and assets of each applicant. An applicant’s income and assets includes the income and assets of any person who usually gives or can be reasonably expected to give the applicant financial support.

Initial contributions may be levied on both income and assets. Where an applicant has both income and assets above the threshold for legal assistance without contribution, the initial contribution to be paid is the sum of the income and assets contributions.

The means test is/can be applied at any stage of the proceedings and applicants are required to keep Legal Aid Queensland advised of any change in their financial circumstances.


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