Separation / Divorce

When a relationship breaks down, whether de-facto or marriage, family law issues arise and that is where we are able to help you.

Chomley Family Law

We believe the way your family law matter progress is dependent upon the solicitor you see at the commencement of your matter.

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Divorce

In order to make an application you will need to be separated from your spouse for at least twelve months.

Why?

Once you have been separated for one year you can then file and Application for Divorce.

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De-facto

In the changing dynamics of today’s society we see many blended families, where parties may form new relationships......

Same sex relationships

The Family Law Act recognises couples in same sex relationships and parties have all of the same rights as heterosexual couples do.

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Binding Financial Agreements

A Binding Financial Agreement (also known as “BFA”) is a formal agreement...

Binding Financial Agreements

Do not need to be approved by a Court however parties need to obtain independent legal advice as to the effect of the agreement and the advantages and disadvantages…

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Children / Parenting rights

Children’s matters are dealt with under the Family Law Act.

When parties separate

whether married or de-facto relationship, the Court will apply the Family Law Act.

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Child Support

Generally Child Support is assessed and administered by the Department of Human Services.

A Limited Child Support Agreement

Can include cash payment, payment of school fees, extra co-curricular activities, and health insurance.

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Spousal Maintenance

Often if one party has an obligation to continue to financially support a former partner after separation.

This obligation is known as

Spousal maintenance or if you are in America it is known as alimony and applies to both married and de-facto relationships.

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