What is family law

Family law is an area of legal issues that deal with family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody. Lawyers practicing family law typically handle divorce, child custody, child support, and other related legal matters. Some family law solicitors specialize in adoption, paternity, emancipation, or other matters usually not related to divorce.

Reasons to hire a family lawyer

There are a variety of issues that arise within a marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership that can be handled by a family lawyer. In Australia, people involved in a court case are legally allowed to represent themselves if they so wish. However, representing oneself in a family law case can be challenging for most of the people as too many aspects of family law that a family law case could possibly encounter,

A family lawyer will be able to answer any questions that might arise with a family law problem while also making the court process much easier on the plaintiff or the defendant involved in a family law lawsuit. To hire a family lawyer might be the best option when appearing in court for a family law case.

Lakelaw can help you

While you are facing or wanting to commence divorce proceedings or if you are going through a separation or have suffered domestic abuse, Lakelaw family solicitors can help guide you through these depressing times.

Our family law solicitors will handle your case with sensitivity and care, and can give professional support. They will take time to listen to you, explain all your options and provide the best outcome for you.

At Lakelaw, we can help you in all areas of family law and de facto relationships, including:

  • Divorce & separation advice
  • Family Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Arrangements for children
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Matrimonial property settlements
  • Family Law Consent Orders
  • Child Maintenance Agreements
  • De Facto relationships and property settlements
  • Child support
  • Urgent spouse maintenance

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