Family Court Lawyers

When Might You Need Family Court Lawyers?

If you’re dealing with a family law situation, you may be feeling overwhelmed and wondering when it’s the right time to start looking for family court lawyers. The Collective Family Law Group team are here to support you through your family law matter from beginning to end. We provide comprehensive family law services in a wide range of areas, and with a free consultation, our lawyers can let you know the best course of action from the get-go. Here are a few reasons you might want to seek out family law lawyers.

Children And Parenting

Collective Family Law Group are passionate about helping families make decisions that best serve the needs of their children.

  • Mediation. Before considering court, we encourage our clients to attempt to reach an agreement through negotiations and mediation. The Collective Family Law Group team are more than qualified to guide the mediation process and can help you reach an amicable resolution.
  • Parenting arrangements. We can help you arrange for a solo agreement where one parent has sole care of the children or a shared agreement where both parents care for the children by mutual agreement. Sometimes, this parenting agreement will come in the form of a consent order by the family court, which both parties will have to adhere to.
  • Child abduction. When a parent or family member is unhappy with the parenting arrangement or consent order, they may decide to leave the area or the country with the child without the other parent’s consent. Collective Family Law Group has expertise in handling child abduction cases on both a national and international scale. We can take prompt action to ensure your children arrive back home. If you feel you need to prevent a child abduction or talk to someone about your rights, you can contact us at any time.


Divorce And Separation

Divorce and separation are never easy. Not only do you have to divide assets and property, but all too often, children get caught in the middle. At Collective Family Law Group, we’re here to make your separation and divorce process as straightforward as possible.

  • Property settlement. One of the most significant, most stressful parts of divorce or separation is reaching an agreement about dividing property and assets. In many cases, your family law solicitor can help you reach an agreement with your ex without having to go to court. However, if the parties can’t reach an agreement, an application may need to be filed to the Federal Court Circuit, where a decision will be made as to how property should be divided.
  • De facto relationships. People living in de facto relationships have the same legal rights and obligations as married couples when going through a separation. You are in a de facto relationship if you have been living in a long-term, sexual relationship under the same roof and there is a degree of financial dependence or interdependence between you. If you’d like to learn more about your entitlements after the end of a de facto relationship, schedule a free consultation with Collective Family Law Group.
  • Dispute resolution. The Collective Family Law Group team can help you through the process of dividing property, money, assets, and child custody via dispute resolution discussions. This is often far cheaper and easier than taking the matter to court, and most families can come to an agreement through this process.


Binding Financial Agreements

When it comes to binding financial agreements, you should never sign something without having your family law solicitors look over it first. Alternatively, we can help you create binding financial agreements that are both comprehensive and fair.

  • Child support agreements. The Child Support Agency manages child support. An amount of money is paid to the primary carer of a child calculated on a formula created by the Agency based on the child’s age, how many nights they spend with each parent, and the income earned by each parent. We can help you structure your binding child support agreement to best benefit your child or children.
  • Prenuptial agreements. A prenup is a legally binding way to protect your assets when entering into a marriage or de facto relationship. They outline how property and possessions will be divided if the marriage or relationship dissolves, and they can save you thousands of dollars in legal costs down the road. If you need help constructing a comprehensive prenuptial agreement, come and meet with one of our family law solicitors for a free consultation today.
  • Cohabitation agreements. Cohabitation agreements are slightly different from prenuptial agreements in that parties sign on before they commence a defacto relationship addressing how property is to be divided in the event of separation.


Domestic Violence 

The Collective Family Law Group team all have specialised training and qualifications in handling domestic violence cases. We can help you get the necessary legal protection you and your children need. We understand that domestic violence is multi-faceted and can arise in several different shapes and forms. Both men and women can be domestic violence perpetrators and victims, so we offer support to anyone seeking it. If you recognise any of the following signs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help.

  • Physical violence. This could be an assault to the body, destruction of property, driving dangerously, and threatening to harm.
  • Emotional abuse. If your partner undermines your self-esteem/self-worth, calls you names, threatens, insults, or isolates you, you may be suffering emotional abuse. This is typically the most challenging form of abuse to detect.
  • Sexual abuse. This includes non-consensual sex, forceful sex, sex without protection, and sexually degrading a partner.
  • Social abuse. If your partner socially alienates you in social settings or controls who you see and speak to, this is a form of abuse.
  • Verbal abuse. Verbal humiliation, attacks on your personality and self-esteem, abusive texts, emails, and telling lies about you.
  • Economic abuse. Some partners take total control of the finances, restricting access to bank accounts and money, leaving their victim financially dependent on them.


When You Need Family Court Lawyers, You Can Turn To Collective Family Law Group

At Collective Family Law Group, our practice focuses exclusively on family law matters. We’re industry experts in all matters of family law, including but not limited to matters of separation, property settlement, domestic violence, financial agreements, divorce, and child support. We strive to provide quality legal services with a resolution-focused approach to our clients’ needs, and our team offer practical legal advice and solutions in a professional, approachable manner. If you need family court lawyers, contact Collective Family Law Group today.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY..

These guys have been absolutely amazing with helping me with my case as it has been tough but they have helped me get through it. Honestly the team have been so amazing and have helped me with been able to get the courage to get through this situation and they have been so supportive. The service has been fantastic as they have checked up on me and my family constantly to see how we have been going through out the process. I would highly recommend Collective Family Law Group to any one seeking assistance in a family law matter. Yours Faithfully, Mark.

I cannot speak highly enough about the team at Collective Family Law. I was going though a very hard time emotionally and financially and received nothing but compassion and support. If you need a family lawyer please look no further than this group of high knowledgeable and skilled people, you’ll be glad you did. Yours faithfull Brendan.

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The whole team at Collective Family Law have been so helpful. They have helped me through such a hard time and went above and beyond to make sure my every need was met, and to such a high standard. Couldn’t recommend them enough!!!

The team at Collective Family Law Group helped me navigate through a very difficult time in my life. I appreciated their honest, straight forward approach and would recommend them to anyone needing family law work done.

Amazing firm and staff! Couldn’t recommend enough.

Fantastic experience. I was skeptical of the whole free first consultation thing but how wrong I was. Jenny was awesome, answered all of my questions and advised clearly on my situation with knowledge, understanding and a lovely manner. Would recommend to anyone who asks.
My first (and hopefully last) experience with a family law service, so I have nothing to compare to. I don’t know what fees are like generally with other family law services, but it was a costly experience. You do get what you pay for though, I always had a prompt and professional response to all of my concerns.

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