Family Law

Parenting Matters

Parenting matters, following separation, typically involves disputes about with whom children live and under what circumstances and conditions. Other issues include parental responsibility and decision-making, potential relocation interstate, communication between the parties, electronic communication between parents and their children, the division of holidays, dealing with emergencies, and numerous other issues. We can further advise you in relation to parenting orders, parenting plans, and a range of counselling and other mediation services provided by relevant organisations.

Property Matters

Property matters, following separation, typically involves disputes about the division of assets including superannuation. This can include the division of business and trust assets. In more complex property matters, we can work with your accountant to achieve a tax effective resolution of your matter.
Related issues may include spousal maintenance (sometimes referred to as alimony), and potentially child support. We also offer a property conveyancing service.


Divorce is an important concept in family law. Not only can we obtain a divorce for you if necessary, we will provide you with advice about relevant timelines relating to divorce and separation, in the context of property settlement.

Domestic & Personal Violence

Domestic violence applications and orders (known as DVOs) are available under both the federal Family Law Act and Territory legislation (the Domestic and Family Violence Act NT). Personal violence restraining orders (PVROs) are also available.

We can assist in both obtaining domestic and personal violence orders, and acting for you if you are a defendant.

There are three types of orders we can apply for on your behalf; full non-contact, non contact while under influence of substance(s) and non-violence/non-harm orders.
An order can stop the following:
• Unwanted contact;
• Using violence against you or any dependants;
• Stalking, harassing, threatening, intimidating etc.,

If you have been served with a DVO or PVRO Application, it is important that you obtain advice, both about the Application and about potential outcomes if an Order is made against you (including by consent).

Mediation/Family Dispute Resolution

We offer services as mediator for both property and parenting mediations, including Family Dispute Resolution by an accredited FDR Practitioner. There are significant advantages in resolving your family law matter by mediation. It gives you control over the decision making process and is quicker and more cost effective then drawn out negotiations or going to Court. In most cases, separated parties are required to attempt mediation prior to commencing Court proceedings.

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