Family

Trusted family lawyers 

Our team's vast experience in resolving family law disputes means that in most cases, we can resolve matters by mutual agreement between the parties. However, when an agreement is not possible, we are in your corner advising you of your rights and options. 

Separation and dissolution

We have the empathy and expertise to get you through a separation or divorce as simply as possible. When tensions and emotions run high, you need a grounded adviser. 

Throughout your separation process, we can assist with all related matters such as:

  • Childcare
  • Division of assets
  • Spousal support 

Children and care giving

When it comes to finding the right arrangements for children, there is no "one size fits all" solution.  Our experience ensures that you and your children get the very best arrangement for care tailored to your circumstances.  Our experienced team will work with you to come to an agreement where possible, before matters escalate to court proceedings, saving you money and stress.  Once an agreement is reached between the parties, we will formalise it in writing to help ensure compliance. 

Typical children and care giving issues include:

  • Care arrangements and proceedings  
  • Relocations
  • Proceedings under the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act

  • Adoptions

Relationship property

Protecting your hard earned assets is our priority.  Before entering into a relationship we can help you with legal protection for your personal assets to avoid them being in dispute, should one arise. Even when that groundwork isn't done, we can help with advice, protect your assets and achieve a fair settlement of property disputes. 

We can help with: 

  • New/reviewed contracting out or prenuptial agreements
  • Division of assets on separation
  • Settlement agreements
  • Trusts and wills

Contact our family lawyers

Jan Avery

Sarah Holder

Gemma Smith

Contact us now to speak with an expert from our team.