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

Why Choose our
Penrith Family Lawyers
to Help You

Choosing our Penrith Family Lawyers to help you with your legal matters is a wise decision for a number of reasons. Our team of experienced family lawyers is dedicated to providing top-notch legal representation and support to help you navigate through your family law issues. We understand that family legal matters can be emotionally challenging, which is why we provide compassionate and understanding guidance throughout the entire process.

With our expertise in family law, we can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your unique situation. From divorce and custody disputes to property settlement and financial agreements, our Penrith Family Lawyers have the knowledge and skills to handle all aspects of family law cases. Allow us to assist you in resolving your family law matters with professionalism and care.

Your initial consultation is free of charge.

How Our Penrith Family Lawyers Help

Penrith residents seeking help with family law matters will find our team of skilled family lawyers are on hand to guide them through the complexities of legal systems. At our firm, we recognize the emotional strain and challenges often associated with family matters and are dedicated to offering guidance and support that meets those needs.

Our seasoned lawyers will work closely with you to understand your unique circumstances before creating a personalized legal strategy tailored specifically for you – be it divorce, child custody, property settlements or any other form of family legal assistance, we will make sure your rights are heard during any stage of proceedings.

Penrith Parenting Lawyers

Our Penrith Family Lawyers have a specialized team of family lawyers dedicated to helping clients settle parenting disputes. While child custody disputes can be emotionally charged situations, prioritizing the best interests of each child should always be top of mind. Our compassionate and experienced lawyers will guide you through the legal process and strive for resolutions which support meaningful relationships between parents and their children while upholding parental rights as a parent.

Through mediation or alternative dispute resolution methods such as collaborative problem-solving we aim to help parents find common ground so they can create parenting plans which prioritize child welfare.

Penrith Property Settlement Lawyers

Penrith family lawyers have an exceptional track record when it comes to property settlements. Our Penrith family lawyers excel in finding fair and equitable outcomes for our clients when complex property settlements involve significant assets or financial considerations, so our experienced lawyers work closely with clients to collect all relevant information, assess entitlements under law and negotiate on their behalf to achieve an outcome which meets their needs while safeguarding financial interests. When necessary, they will advocate on their clients’ behalf in court in order to secure fair outcomes.

Penrith Domestic Violence Lawyers

Those experiencing domestic violence will find our compassionate and dedicated Penrith family lawyers invaluable. We understand the sensitive nature of domestic violence cases, as well as the need to take immediate steps in order to protect your safety and well-being.

Our seasoned lawyers possess an in-depth knowledge of legal protections available to victims; we can assist in obtaining restraining orders, intervention orders or simply offering ongoing advice and support during this challenging period. Your safety is of utmost importance, so let us work tirelessly on your behalf so you can obtain protection.

Penrith International Family Lawyers

International family law matters can be highly complicated, involving numerous legal considerations and jurisdictions. At Penrith Family Lawyers we have experts that specialize in international family law matters to provide expertise and assistance you require for international family disputes and relocation issues, international divorce cases or international child custody disputes across borders – we’re here to guide you through each stage and ensure that the best outcome possible for your case is reached.

Penrith Family Law Procedures

Penrith residents seeking legal guidance regarding family matters must abide by the procedures outlined by both the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court. Before filing court proceedings, the courts require parties to engage in Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) efforts or submit an exemption certificate stating why FDR would not work in their situation. If FDR proves ineffective, an application must be filed in either the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court for hearing. In Penrith, most matters involving children tend to be heard at Family Court while matters concerning property settlement typically pass through Federal Circuit Court.

As soon as possible, it is crucial that you seek legal advice in order to fully comprehend the procedures specific to your case and ensure its best possible resolution. Our Penrith family lawyers possess vast experience in family law procedures and stand ready to support you during this legal journey.

Penrith Family Lawyers Questions

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

In Penrith, the Family Law Act requires couples to be separated for a minimum period of 12 months before they can apply for a divorce. This means that you and your spouse must have lived separately and apart for at least one year before you can legally dissolve your marriage.

It’s important to note that this period of separation does not necessarily mean living in separate homes, but rather living separate lives with no intention of reconciling. If you have been separated for the required timeframe and believe that your marriage has irretrievably broken down, our experienced Penrith divorce lawyers can assist you in preparing and filing your divorce application.

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

The timing for property settlement following separation in Penrith can vary depending on the individual circumstances of the case. There is no set timeframe for when a property settlement must occur after separation. Ideally, parties should aim to resolve their property matters as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary delays or complications. It’s worth noting that there is no limitation period for bringing a property settlement claim after separation, meaning individuals can still seek a property settlement even years after separation.

However, it is generally recommended to finalize property settlement as soon as practicable to ensure a fair and timely resolution. Our knowledgeable Penrith family lawyers can provide guidance and support throughout the property settlement process and assist in reaching a fair and equitable outcome for all parties involved.

What is a De Facto Relationship in Penrith?

In Penrith, a de facto relationship is regarded as a genuine and committed relationship between two individuals who are not married but living together as a couple on a genuine domestic basis. The Family Law Act recognizes de facto relationships, including same-sex relationships, and provides legal rights and obligations to parties involved. To be classified as being in a de facto relationship, certain criteria must be met, such as the length of the relationship, the nature and extent of the common residence, and whether there is financial dependence or intermingling of finances.

It is essential to understand your rights and obligations in a de facto relationship, especially when it comes to property settlements and other legal matters. Our skilled Penrith family lawyers can provide advice and assistance in navigating the complexities of de facto relationships and help protect your rights.

What is a Binding Financial Agreement?

A Binding Financial Agreement, also known as a prenuptial agreement or a BFA, is a legal document that allows parties to a relationship, including married couples and de facto partners, to make arrangements in relation to their financial affairs. This agreement sets out how the parties’ property, debts, and other financial resources will be divided in the event of separation or divorce. A Binding Financial Agreement can cover matters such as spousal maintenance, superannuation, and financial support for children. It is important to note that the agreement must meet certain legal requirements to be valid and binding.

It is highly recommended to seek the advice of an experienced Penrith family lawyer when considering a Binding Financial Agreement to ensure that your rights and interests are properly protected.

What is a Parenting Plan?

A Parenting Plan is a written agreement that sets out the arrangements for the care, welfare, and development of children following separation or divorce. It outlines the responsibilities and decision-making processes regarding parenting matters, including living arrangements, education, health, and other important aspects of the child’s life.

A Parenting Plan is an informal agreement that both parents voluntarily enter into with the clear intention of putting the child’s best interests first. While not legally binding, the Family Law Act recognizes the importance of Parenting Plans and encourages parents to make decisions together in the best interests of their children.

Our Penrith family lawyers can provide guidance and assistance in creating a Parenting Plan that reflects your unique circumstances and ensures the best possible outcomes for your children.

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64-72 Henry St, Penrith NSW 2750, Australia

Call: +61 1300 679 272

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