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Separation and Divorce Applications
Get an understanding on the legal issues surrounding separation and other family matters including child custody, children & parenting arrangements, and property settlement. Contact the best family and divorce lawyers in Perth on how to start the process of separation and applying for divorce.
De Facto Relationship Law
Don’t know what your de facto relationship entitlements are? De facto relationships in WA can be messy and complicated, but don’t always need to go to family court. For a quick and hassle-free solution, speak to an expert de facto lawyer about your de facto property rights and de facto breakup entitlements.
Child Support and Custody Disputes
Our expertise and experience in family law has resulted in many positive outcomes in child custody and support cases. For all cases of child custody in WA, we’ll detail all your options and provide you with reliable advice and support to achieve the best possible outcome.
Property Settlement Family Law
Unsure about de facto separation property settlement? Property settlement can be a complex and drawn-out process if your partner is not willing to cooperate. Before going to family court for property settlement, let’s talk about your legal rights and how we can help place you in the best possible situation to negotiate.
Financial Settlement & Superannuation
Speak to Perth’s best family lawyers about binding financial agreements for the preservation of assets, division of property, superannuation splitting and spousal maintenance in Australia. Discuss how binding financial agreements can be used to guard your interests in a free 60 min consultation.
Consent Orders and Agreements
Want to settle your property, spousal maintenance, child support and parenting arrangements, and even superannuation amicably? Contact Savannah Legal Family Lawyers for a quick rundown on what is required for a consent order and a successful settlement.
Spousal maintenance and spousal support cases can be very delicate and sensitive, and require great expertise and care. If you’re incapable of supporting yourself financially you might be eligible. Speak to an experienced lawyer about spousal maintenance and how much you could possibly claim from your former spouse.
Violence Restraining Orders, Injunctions and Child Safety
The Family Court takes domestic violence and misconduct very seriously, and so do we. If you need assistance filing for protection, or simply want to talk, we’re here to listen and help resolve your matters quickly and privately. For reliable and affordable family court lawyers in Perth, book a free consultation.
The Family Law Act requires you to attend family law mediation or alternative dispute resolution before filing for parenting orders and financial orders. However, there are exceptions to not attending mediation. Discuss how mediation family law can help you reach an agreement on financial and parenting disputes without having to go to family court.
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Our very simple process for an easier separationSeparation and divorce is never an easy decision to come to, but it can be a simple and affordable process with the right legal advice and representation. It all starts with a conversation where we will discuss your current situation and relationship confidentially. After some basic information, we’ll schedule an appointment with one of our family lawyers who is best suited for your situation. Book a free consult
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Frequently asked questions
According to Family Law, superannuation split is treated like property that can be divided between you and your former spouse in the event of a marriage breakdown. Options for how super is split in divorce include:
- A formal written agreement requires that both you and your partner instruct a lawyer, who must sign a certificate, stating that independent legal advice about the agreement has been given.
- Seek Consent Orders
- If you cannot reach an agreement, seek a court order to split
Splitting superannuation when there is a marriage breakdown is an important financial decision. Find out your legal rights and how we can help place you in the best possible situation to negotiate in a free 60 minute consultation.
Wondering why are family lawyers expensive? It’s important to note that price isn’t always a good indicator of quality service. Whether you’re going through separation, filing for divorce or child custody, our fixed fee packages and affordable payment plans give you the opportunity to negotiate the best possible outcome, regardless of your financial situation.
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A parenting order is the result of the Family Court deciding how parental responsibilities will be allocated in the best interests and well being of the child. Key topics covered in a parenting order can include:
- Who the child will live with
- How much time the child will spend with each parent and with other people, such as grandparents
- How the parents will make major life decisions for the child
- How the child will communicate with a parent they do not live with, or other people such as grandparents
- Any other aspect of the care, welfare or development of the child
Either parent can apply for parenting orders online through the Family Courts website, as well as other relatives or people who are important in the children’s lives. The process of getting custody of your child, among juggling a divorce application, can be difficult and stressful. Before going to family court in WA for child custody, it’s best to seek legal advice from a family lawyer to give yourself the best chances of gaining custody of your child
Book in your free 60 minute consultation for expert advice and legal support on:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Parenting orders
- Grandparent’s rights
- Relocating with your child
- Child protection and safety
In short, no. Anyone can file for divorce on their own. However, you give yourself the best possible chances of achieving the best outcome and results with a family lawyer by your side. Ensuring you meet all the requirements of a divorce application can save you thousands of dollars spent on court appearances and failed applications.
Book in your free 60 minute consultation with Savannah Legal today and get divorce done right the first time.
If the process is handled correctly and efficiently, divorce can generally take three to four months from the date of filing your application with the court, until the day it is granted. The divorce will come into effect one month and one day after the hearing. This is under the pretense that all divorce requirements have been satisfied, including separation from your spouse for at least one year, proper arrangements for children under 18 have been met and the property has been settled.
For more information on what steps are involved when filing an application for divorce, book in your free 60 minute consultation.
You can apply for divorce using an online application on the Family Courts website. Once the court receives your application, they will send a file number, along with a date and time for the hearing. Provided you have met all the requirements for a divorce application, the hearing will take place, and if successful, you will be granted a divorce. This will come into effect one month and one day after the hearing.
To ensure you meet all the requirements for your divorce application, book in your free 60 minute consultation for expert legal advice and support.
You must have been formally separated from your spouse for at least one year before you can apply for divorce. If you’re applying for divorce within two years of marriage, you cannot file an application for divorce unless you also file a counseling certificate or ask the court for permission.
You can only apply for consent orders once you have reached an agreement with your former partner. You can apply for consent orders via an application form on the Family Courts website. It’s important that both you and your former partner understand your rights and responsibilities, and the consequences of the agreements you make.
To ensure you understand your legal rights, book in your free 60 minute consultation for expert legal advice and support on consent orders.
As it stands, mothers rights for child custody do not exist within Australian family law. The same applies to fathers rights for custody in Australia. This is because the Family Court focuses on the rights of the children and what is best for them, rather than the rights of the parents. The court does not favour either parent and bases its decision on the consideration of the child’s best interest.