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Resolve Your Dispute with
Brisbane Family Lawyers

Mediations Australia is a team of family lawyers and mediators. We help people resolve their family law dispute through an early resolution focus.

If you’re considering separation or have separated, and have concerns with regard to property settlement, parenting matters, child support matters, our team of Brisbane Family Lawyers can help you today.

Why Choose our
Brisbane Family Lawyers
to Help You

Brisbane family law matters can be emotionally charged and legally complex. At Mediations Australia’s Brisbane Family Lawyers team, we understand the challenges you’re facing. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation throughout your family law journey.

Our experienced Brisbane Family lawyers prioritize clear communication. We take the time to understand your unique situation and goals. We will work tirelessly to develop a tailored strategy that achieves the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Don’t navigate these legal issues alone. Mediations Australia’s Brisbane Family Lawyers can guide you through separation, divorce, child custody arrangements, property division, and more. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and let our expertise help your family move forward.

Your initial consultation is free of charge.

How Our Brisbane Family Lawyers Help

Brisbane family matters can be overwhelming. Our experienced Brisbane Family Lawyers at Mediations Australia can help. We specialize in a wide range of areas, including separation, divorce, child custody and parenting plans, property division, and domestic violence. Our compassionate team understands the emotional challenges you’re facing and will work tirelessly to achieve a fair and positive outcome for you and your family. Whether you need us to guide you through mediation or negotiation, or represent you in court, we’re here for you. Allow our Brisbane Family Lawyers to help you navigate this difficult time.

Brisbane Parenting Lawyers

Disagreements on child custody and parenting arrangements can be incredibly stressful for everyone involved. At Mediations Australia’s Brisbane Family Lawyers, we understand the importance of prioritizing your children’s well-being. We can help you navigate parenting disputes through various methods. We can explore mediation or other alternative dispute resolution processes to guide you towards a solution that works for your entire family.

If an agreement can’t be reached through these methods, our experienced lawyers will represent you effectively in court. Our goal is to find a resolution that minimizes conflict and ensures a stable and healthy environment for your children. Let our Brisbane Family Lawyers guide you through this challenging situation.

Brisbane Property Settlement Lawyers

Dividing assets fairly after separation can be a major source of stress in Brisbane. At Mediations Australia’s Brisbane Family Lawyers, we understand the complexities of property settlements. Our experienced team will work closely with you to value your assets and liabilities, including your family home, vehicles, superannuation, and debts. We’ll explore all options to achieve a just and equitable outcome, whether through mediation, negotiation, or litigation if necessary. Our goal is to ensure you receive a fair share of the marital pool and can move forward with financial security. Let our expertise guide you through this process. Contact Brisbane Family Lawyers today for a confidential consultation.

Brisbane Domestic Violence Lawyers

Domestic violence is a serious issue, and your safety is our top priority. Here at Mediations Australia’s Brisbane Family Lawyers team, we understand the sensitivity and urgency of your situation. Our experienced lawyers can provide legal advice and support to help you secure protection orders, navigate the legal system, and connect you with vital resources. You don’t have to face this alone. Our compassionate team will work tirelessly to protect you and help you build a safe future. We can also represent you in court if necessary. Contact Brisbane Family Lawyers today for a confidential consultation. There is help available, and we are here to guide you through this difficult time.

Brisbane International Family Lawyers

Family matters can become even more complex when international borders are involved. At Brisbane Family Lawyers, our team understands the unique challenges of navigating international family law issues. These might include child custody arrangements with an ex-partner living overseas, or dividing assets held in different countries.

Our Brisbane lawyers have extensive experience working on these intricate cases. We can collaborate with international legal counsel to ensure a coordinated and effective approach that protects your interests and achieves the best outcome for you and your family. This may involve navigating complex legal jurisdictions, foreign language translations, and international treaties.

Don’t let international borders become an obstacle to resolving your family law matters. Let our expertise guide you through this challenging process. Contact Brisbane Family Lawyers today for a confidential consultation.

Brisbane Family Law Procedures

Brisbane family law matters generally follow the procedures outlined by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA) In most cases, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is mandatory before initiating court proceedings. This can involve mediation or family dispute resolution to reach an agreement outside of court. If an agreement can’t be reached through ADR, the FCFCA becomes involved.

The Brisbane courthouse is readily accessible for filing applications and attending hearings. While the process can be complex, Brisbane Family Lawyers can guide you through each step and ensure your rights are protected. We will work closely with you to understand your specific situation and develop a tailored approach to achieve the best possible outcome.

Brisbane Family Lawyers Questions

How Long Do I Need to Be Separated Before Divorce in Brisbane?

In Brisbane, like most of Australia, you typically need to be separated for at least twelve months before filing for a divorce in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA). There are some exceptions, but consulting a Brisbane family lawyer is recommended to understand if they apply to your situation. These exceptions might include situations where your partner has committed adultery or there is ongoing family violence.

The one-year separation period is calculated from the date your living arrangements became separate, not necessarily the date you stopped feeling emotionally connected. It’s important to note that simply living in separate rooms under the same roof might not count as separation.

How Long Before I Can Get a Property Settlement After Separation in Brisbane?

There’s no mandatory waiting period to apply for a property settlement after separation in Brisbane. You can initiate the process anytime after your separation. However, there are some advantages to addressing property division sooner rather than later.

Firstly, memories regarding the couple’s financial situation and contributions are likely fresher closer to the separation date. This can make valuing assets and liabilities more straightforward. Secondly, a timely property settlement can help provide financial clarity and security as you move forward with your separate lives.

The ideal timeframe to finalize a property settlement generally falls within one year of finalizing your divorce. This aligns with the time limit for applying to the court for a property settlement order after a divorce becomes absolute (one month after the final hearing).

What is a De Facto Relationship in Brisbane?

In Brisbane, a de facto relationship is a domestic partnership where two people are not married but live together as a couple on a genuine domestic basis. There’s no set timeframe to define a de facto relationship, but some factors the court considers include:

  • The length of the relationship
  • Whether you have children together
  • Whether you share finances and property
  • Whether you are socially recognized as a couple

Similar to married couples, de facto partners have rights and responsibilities regarding property division and financial support upon separation. These rights are outlined in the Family Law Act 1975.

If you’re unsure whether your relationship qualifies as de facto, seeking legal advice from a Brisbane family lawyer is recommended. They can assess your situation and explain your rights and obligations under family law.

What is a Binding Financial Agreement?

A Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) is a formal contract signed before, during, or after a marriage or de facto relationship. It outlines how assets and liabilities will be divided if the relationship ends. This agreement is legally binding and can provide certainty and clarity regarding financial matters in the event of separation.

BFAs can be particularly beneficial if you or your partner have significant assets or pre-existing financial arrangements you want to protect. They can also help minimize conflict and legal costs during separation.

However, it’s crucial to ensure both parties understand the implications of a BFA and receive independent legal advice before signing. Brisbane family lawyers can guide you through the process of drafting a BFA that is fair, comprehensive, and enforceable.

What is a Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is a written agreement outlining arrangements for children’s care after separation. While not mandatory, parenting plans are highly encouraged as they can promote stability and reduce conflict for children during a challenging time.

A parenting plan typically covers aspects such as:

  • Living arrangements: Where will the children live primarily, and are there any overnight or holiday arrangements?
  • Decision-making: How will major decisions regarding the children’s education, health, and welfare be made?
  • Communication: How will parents communicate with each other regarding the children?

Parenting plans can be formalized through mediation or with the assistance of lawyers. Brisbane family lawyers can help you create a parenting plan that prioritizes your children’s well-being and addresses the specific needs of your family.

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 119 N Quay, Brisbane City QLD 4001, Australia

Call: +61 1300 352 000

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