Family law is a unique and complex area of law. It tackles sensitive and personal issues, such as divorce and child custody. When you’re in this position, you need to make difficult choices that will affect you and your family for the rest of your life. If you’re unsure where to start, you’ll need an experienced family lawyer who resolves complicated family law issues and defends your interests.
Hoe Lawyers provides guidance on Australia’s family laws. Our Perth-based family law office will assess your situation and resolve your issues through mediation, collaboration and negotiation.
Our law firm has been around for more than 10 years. Since we started, we’ve helped hundreds of clients file applications and seek orders from the Family Court of Western Australia concerning financial and parenting matters. We’ll also provide solid and efficient court representation when necessary.
Count on us to provide clear and comprehensive legal advice for your case. Our skilled family lawyers cut through the jargon of family law and explain the concepts in terms more easily understandable.
We cover a broad range of family law and relationship law procedures, including:
We draft binding financial agreements for engaged, married and de facto couples as well as those who have separated or divorced from each other. These agreements protect assets brought into and acquired during their relationships and, if necessary, secure a clear and fair split of such assets to avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation in the Family Court.
We assist separated couples in obtaining final orders from the Family Court of WA that are agreed to by both parties on financial and parenting matters. These secure a clear and fair split of their assets as well as formalise shared custody of and contact with their children to avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation in the Family Court.
If necessary, we can also initiate or defend applications in the Family Court on financial and parenting matters and ultimately obtain orders or judgments on those matters to bring closure and finality to longstanding and painful family disputes.
If you’re facing a family law issue, such as divorce or division of assets, you may wonder if the legal assistance of a family lawyer is worth it. After all, the Internet is a large repository of legal material and resources, specifically practices, procedures and legislation surrounding family law.
Despite the availability and abundance of legal information on the web, finding and working with an experienced family lawyer is still a better option. Here’s why:
Some concepts surrounding family law may be complicated for an average person to understand. If you’re facing divorce, for instance, you’ll need to understand the complex terminologies and look at your issue from both a legal and personal perspective.
Approaching a knowledgeable family lawyer helps ease this burden. Your lawyer will take the time to explain everything using clear and simple words. Your lawyer will also suggest the best course of action based on your current situation.
When faced with family law matters, such as divorce or child custody, your goal should be to obtain the best possible outcome. Taking on these issues without a lawyer is not a good idea. The lack of legal advice raises your risk of making uninformed and rash (or emotional) decisions that prevent you from getting the results you want.
With a lawyer, you’ll know your legal rights. Having this knowledge prevents outcomes or situations where the other party is clearly and unfairly infringing your rights.
You’ll need a legally binding agreement if you’re tackling important issues, such as division of assets and child custody. This legal document reduces the likelihood of disputes and keeps both parties on the same page. A family lawyer assists in the creation of a legally binding agreement between you and the other party.
Tensions may run high when you’re tackling sensitive family issues, such as property settlement and divorce. If you’re emotionally overwhelmed, the stress may affect your thinking and decision making.
An experienced family lawyer provides a moral and emotional boost during difficult times and helps you think clearly and rationally.
Unless you’re a lawyer, too, don’t take on family law issues by yourself. Your inexperience and lack of expertise could cost you a positive outcome. Schedule a free consultation with our law firm today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or giving us a call on 08 6244 5234.