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Resolve Your Dispute with
Geelong 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 Geelong Family Lawyers can help you today.

Why Choose our
Geelong Family Lawyers
to Help You

As Geelong Family Lawyers at Mediations Australia, we stand out for our unwavering dedication to our clients and our commitment to excellence in family law representation. With a strong track record of success and a reputation for professionalism, we provide comprehensive legal solutions tailored to the unique needs of each individual or family we serve.

Our team understands the importance of clear communication and compassionate support during challenging times, and we strive to foster trust and confidence in our clients throughout the legal process. Whether you’re facing issues related to divorce, child custody, or property settlements, we have the expertise and resources to help you navigate the complexities of family law with confidence.

Allow us to be your trusted advocates and guides, working tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. We are Geelong Family Lawyers, ready to assist you with integrity and dedication.

Your initial consultation is free of charge.

How Our Geelong Family Lawyers Help

Our Geelong Family Lawyers are dedicated to providing expert legal assistance for a wide range of family law matters. Whether you’re navigating a divorce, child custody dispute, or property division, our experienced team is here to guide you through every step of the process. We offer personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs and circumstances, striving to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

With a focus on clear communication, empathy, and professionalism, we work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected and your interests are represented effectively. Allow us to alleviate the stress and uncertainty of your family law issue by providing you with trusted legal advice and support.

Geelong Parenting Lawyers

When faced with a parenting dispute, our Geelong Family Lawyers offer invaluable support and guidance. We understand the emotional strain and complexity of such situations and are committed to helping you navigate them with care and expertise. Our team is experienced in handling various aspects of parenting disputes, including custody arrangements, visitation schedules, and parental rights.

We strive to find amicable solutions whenever possible, prioritizing the well-being of the children involved. With our knowledge of family law and dedication to client advocacy, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve a favorable outcome. We are Geelong Family Lawyers, ready to stand by your side and help you resolve your parenting dispute with compassion and professionalism.

Geelong Property Settlement Lawyers

In property settlement matters, our Geelong Family Lawyers offer comprehensive legal support to ensure fair and equitable outcomes. We understand that property settlements can be complex and emotionally challenging, requiring careful attention to detail and negotiation skills. Our team will work closely with you to assess your assets, liabilities, and financial resources accumulated during the relationship.

We aim to achieve a resolution that considers your needs and priorities while adhering to legal requirements and principles of fairness. Whether through negotiation, mediation, or, if necessary, court proceedings, we will advocate for your rights and guide you through the process with expertise and professionalism. Allow us to alleviate the stress and uncertainty of property settlements by entrusting your case to our capable hands. We are Geelong Family Lawyers, dedicated to providing you with the guidance and support you need to navigate these challenging situations with confidence.

Geelong Domestic Violence Lawyers

In cases involving domestic violence, our Geelong Family Lawyers provide compassionate support and expert legal representation to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients. We understand the seriousness and sensitivity of domestic violence situations and prioritize immediate action to protect our clients and their families. Our team is experienced in navigating the legal complexities of domestic violence matters, including obtaining intervention orders and representing clients in court proceedings.

We offer personalized support and guidance throughout the process, helping clients understand their rights and options. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, allow us to provide you with the legal assistance and support you need to seek protection and justice.

Geelong International Family Lawyers

When it comes to international family law matters, our Geelong Family Lawyers offer specialized expertise and guidance to navigate the complexities of cross-border issues. We understand that international family law matters can present unique challenges, including jurisdictional issues, enforcement of foreign judgments, and navigating different legal systems.

Our experienced team is well-equipped to handle such cases with professionalism and efficiency. We provide comprehensive legal solutions tailored to each client’s specific situation, whether it involves international divorce, child custody disputes spanning multiple jurisdictions, or issues related to international child abduction.

Allow us to assist you in addressing your international family law matters with expertise and dedication. We are Geelong Family Lawyers, ready to provide you with the support and representation you need to navigate these complex legal issues with confidence.

Geelong Family Law Procedures

In Geelong, family law procedures typically involve several steps to address various family-related legal matters, such as divorce, child custody, property division, and spousal support. The process often begins with consultation and gathering of relevant information, followed by negotiation or mediation to reach agreements whenever possible. If disputes cannot be resolved outside of court, litigation may be necessary, involving filing of legal documents, hearings, and possibly trials.

Throughout the process, it’s essential to adhere to legal deadlines and requirements specific to the Geelong jurisdiction. You can learn more about family law procedures in Geelong by visiting the Family Court of Australia’s website, which provides detailed information and resources tailored to the Geelong region: Family Court of Australia – Geelong Registry. Allow us to assist you in navigating the family law procedures in Geelong with expertise and dedication.

Geelong Family Lawyers Questions

How long do I need to be separated before Divorce in Geelong?

Before filing for divorce in Geelong, couples must be separated for at least 12 months in order to comply with legal requirements and demonstrate irretrievable breakdown of their marriage. This period serves as proof that it’s no longer viable to remain together and must pass in order to be granted an application for dissolution of marriage. During this period, couples must live apart – living under the same roof is acceptable as long as each lives a separate life. Note that being separated doesn’t always necessitate formal agreements – ceasing to live together may suffice as evidence of separation.

After 12 months of separation, either party can file for divorce provided they fulfill all other legal requirements. If you’re considering divorce or have questions about the separation process, our legal experts are ready to provide expert legal advice and guidance to make your separation experience as smooth and successful as possible.

How long before I can get a property settlement after separation in Geelong?

Geelong couples separating can immediately initiate negotiations over a property settlement after separation, with no predetermined timeline set by which this should take place. However, it’s vitally important that property matters are settled quickly so as to prevent additional delays and complications. Settlement agreements aim to fairly divide assets, liabilities, and financial resources acquired during a relationship.

Couples can reach agreements through negotiation, mediation or court proceedings. Seeking legal advice early in the process can help you understand your rights and options regarding property settlement – let us guide you efficiently through it all!

What is a De Facto Relationship in Geelong?

Geelong defines de facto relationships as any non-legally married relationships between two individuals who live together under an established domestic arrangement, even if not legally married. De facto relationships are seen by law as comparable to marriage in terms of family law matters such as property division, spousal maintenance payments and parenting agreements.

Factors to take into account in identifying a de facto relationship include its length, the nature of living arrangements, financial interdependence and any possible children involved.

De facto couples in Australia share similar rights and obligations as married couples under family law, so if you need legal advice regarding your rights and responsibilities in a de facto relationship, let us provide expert guidance and representation for you.

What is a Binding Financial Agreement?

Binding Financial Agreements, also referred to as prenuptial agreements or cohabitation agreements, are legal documents which outline how assets, liabilities and financial resources will be divided in the event of relationship breakdown.

BFAs may be formed prior, during, or post marriage or de facto relationship and must adhere to specific legal criteria in order to be legally binding – this includes being written down, signed by both parties involved, and supported with independent legal advice.

BFAs give couples peace of mind and control over their financial affairs during marriage and can prevent costly and protracted disputes when it comes time to separate. If you’re thinking about entering into one, or require help drafting or reviewing one, let us provide expert legal advice and assistance with drafting or reviewing it.

What is a Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is an agreement between separated or divorced parents which outlines arrangements for the care, welfare and development of their children after separation or divorce. Parenting Plans, unlike formal court orders, are non-binding agreements between parents to be followed in practice.

Parenting Plans may cover various aspects of parenting such as living arrangements, time spent with each parent separately and together, school attendance/attendance timeframes/medical care obligations as well as decision-making duties. Parenting Plans give parents flexibility and autonomy in making decisions regarding their children’s upbringing, encouraging cooperation between separated parents.

Parenting Plans may be developed through negotiation between parents, mediation or legal professionals – whatever suits best your family. We are here to provide expert legal advice and assistance as you craft one that suits all your family’s needs.

Geelong Magistrates’ Court

Railway Terrace, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia

Call: +61390876113

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