At United Legal, our Canberra family lawyers will guide you through the legal process, listen to your needs and develop the best legal approach for your circumstances.
We understand that family disputes and divorce cause concern, distress, and distraction in the lives of our clients. We take a practical approach to divorce and family law matters. We strive to protect our clients’ best interest by listening attentively, offering thorough legal options, and providing effective, reliable, and productive family law solutions.
We offer both in-court representation, but we also offer a full range of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services. We unwaveringly assert your legal position while being committed to making the family law process as straightforward and smooth as possible.
You can rest assured that, throughout the entire process, we will energetically advocate your rights and interests and work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Whether you require drafting of a will, discrete and practical handling of your divorce, family law matter, or any other legal service, our legal experts are fully equipped to help, and will ensure you receive a respectful and personalised service.
If you have decided to make the difficult decision to dissolve your marriage, your next step is to hire an experienced and knowledgeable solicitor who can provide you with the legal representation and empathy you need. Parties in divorce proceedings are often faced with challenges, especially if there are minor children involved. As experts in family law, our lawyers understand the stress of divorce and we are committed to helping you through this difficult time. We will be with you every step of the process, keeping you informed and fighting for your best interests. Every divorce is different and requires a personalized legal strategy. Your dedicated family lawyer will always take your goals into account when working with you to overcome disputes related to property & asset division, child support & parenting plans.
Rather than applying a formula, a judge or magistrate takes into account all the evidence and then decides what is just and equitable based on the unique facts of your case. While equitable mostly means equal, that is not always the case.
A judge will consider when the property or asset was acquired, the financial status and income of you and your ex, and whether your property was acquired before or during the marriage and the debts acquired during the marriage.
Services Australia determines the appropriate amount of child support, which is usually based on the number of children and the parents’ combined net income. You can make your own arrangements for child support. You do not have to apply to Services Australia or the Federal Circuit Court when making arrangements for child support. As a parent, you can enter into a private child support agreement. A Parenting plan can also include a child support agreement.
Parents can come to an agreement about the time each parent spends with their child/children or if there is a dispute, the court will determine a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the child/children. The courts will look at the child’s health and safety, emotional and developmental needs, the parents’ moral fitness and more when making their decision.