Family law disputes that are handled in the judicial system include: parental responsibility, who your child/children live with, financial settlements, distribution of assets, Divorce and Child Support.
Other matters which are impacted in on this area of law include domestic violence issues, child safety and protection issues and wills.
What does family law involve?
Family law covers a whole range of different disputes and claims. In every case, to advise you properly we will need to review your papers if you have any, discuss the case with you and firstly try to negotiate and arrange resolution for you.
If there is no settlement, you will proceed with the case, file applications and argue the case before the court. Small matters may be dealt with in the Magistrate Courts but generally your matter will be heard and determined in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia which has Family Law jurisdiction. Complex and high risk cases may be referred to the Family Court of Australia.
Most cases will involve input from a variety of people who are associated with the cases in different capacities. Lawyers and support staff will need to liaise and coordinate with professionals such as law enforcement officers, doctors, psychologists, social workers and welfare authorities, in order to deliver a seamless and unanimous argument before the court.
Hodgson lawyers have Lawyers who have a good academic record, high proficiency in oral and written communications, good negotiation skills, a disciplined and organised approach to work and a clear and cogent thought process.
Furthermore, when dealing with family law matters, our Lawyers are friendly and empathetic with our clients, they will understand your issues thoroughly and support and guide you through the whole process. Their role is to analyse and develop what strategies and approaches are best suited for you.
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