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Divorce Property Settlement in Australia

Divorce Property Settlement

At Mathews Family Law and Mediation Services, we have wide experience in matters related to divorce property settlement. We take the time out to understand your concerns and offer the best possible solutions based on your individual situation. Our property settlement lawyers have an unrivalled reputation and can help you make an informed decision. We understand that separation is a stressful phase and assure you that we will be there for you when you need us. Reaching a mutually acceptable financial agreement in divorce can be daunting. With our bespoke service, we will approach your case to deliver a favorable financial outcome. We are driven by the zeal to ensure a fair settlement and you can count on us even for the most complex cases.

Divorce Settlement in Australia

At Mathews Family Law and Mediation Services, we have wide experience in matters related to divorce property settlement. We understand that even if your finances are separate, there is the need for a formal financial settlement. Our experienced lawyers possess the expertise and understanding to enable you to handle the financial aspects of divorce as successfully as possible. We will outline ways to reach a fair settlement so that you do not face any legal disagreements in future. Approachable and experienced, our lawyers will help you get the results you want.

Reaching Financial Agreement in Divorce

After you have taken the decision to divorce, sorting out the financial aspects can be a complex task. There is much to consider but with the backing of our expert property settlement lawyers, you can be sure that you will be supported at every step. We take the time out to understand your concerns and offer the best possible solutions based on your individual situation. Our property settlement lawyers have an unrivalled reputation and can help you make an informed decision. We understand that separation is a stressful phase and assure you that we will be there for you when you need us. Reaching a mutually acceptable financial agreement in divorce can be daunting. With our bespoke service and clear legal advice, we will approach your case to deliver a favorable financial outcome. We are driven by the zeal to ensure a fair settlement and you can count on us even for the most complex cases. We will ensure that your interests are protected and the divorce proceedings are as amicable as can be.

If you have any queries about family law property settlement, do not hesitate to book a consultation. We are here to answer any questions that you may have and will be happy to guide you through the process of a divorce property settlement.

Property Settlement Lawyers

If you have any queries about family law property settlement, do not hesitate to book a consultation. We will be happy to assist you.

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Parenting Issues

Each of the parents of a child has responsibility for the child and a court can make an order which alters aspects of a parents responsibility toward their child. For example, a court could give one parent sole responsibility for decisions concerning a child’s education

As a starting point it is presumed that it is in the best interests of a child for parents to have equal shared parental responsibility for the child. This presumption is dropped if a parent has engaged in family violence.

Shared parental responsibility means parents must consult with each other about major long term issues affecting the child, such as education, religious upbringing and major medical treatment. Shared parental responsibility does not mean children must spend equal time with each parent, however they might spend substantial and significant time with the child. Parents will not spend equal time with their children if it is not reasonably practical or in the child’s best interests.

Substantial and significant time means:

  • the time the child spends with the parent includes both weekend and week days and
  • the parent is able to be involved in the child’s daily routine and occasions and events that are important to the child or the parent.
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Claudia returned after her mother abducted her to WA

Peter and Claudia were a fantastic father and daughter team, they spent many hours discussing their favorite sports. Peter was deeply involved with Claudia’s home schooling. He lived with Claudia and her mother. One night, though, Peter returned home from shopping to discover both Claudia and her mother were gone. An urgent application was made to the Family Court of Australia and the Australian Federal Police found Claudia safe in West Australia and a few days later she was home safe and sound with her dad. Peter and Claudia continue to spend many happy hours together today.

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Top Family Lawyers in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs

Our highly professional family law team believe in following a non-confrontational approach towards family law firm. We take pride in our ability to handle even the most complex cases with efficiency. We guide our clients at every step and are committed to making your experience as stress-free as possible.

We are intensely passionate about our practice and its ability to help our clients through a difficult period of their life. Our level of proficiency and negotiation skills consistently delivers positive outcomes for our clients. We strongly value client communication and take great care to keep clients informed through the journey. We continually evaluate our approach to ensure it continues to be the best approach. Our experience has shown that the initial outcome can change as the process progresses; constant communication helps to ensure that the final result is a satisfying one.

No matter how complex is your circumstance, we are here to provide expert family law advice. Book a free consultation via our website or by calling our office.

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Comprehensive Representation in Family Law

Mathews Family Law has years of experience working on cases involving complex child custody and financial agreement issues. We also have a skilled team that can provide expert mediation services. We strongly believe in treating every case with understanding, compassion and empathy. We are acutely aware that family law issues can be emotionally stressful, and we see our ability to provide expert legal solutions as critical to our clients’ ability to recover and start fresh. With every new case, the first step is always getting our lawyers to have a complete understanding of our clients’ needs and situation. We offer a free initial consultation with an expert family lawyers Melbourne. The initial consultation we use to listen to our client’s desires and figure out what the best approach will be.

Over the years, we have handled countless cases and have always strived to accomplish the best possible outcome for our clients. Choosing Mathews Family Law to represent your interest ensures you will have the best family law lawyers in not just Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs but anywhere in Australia. Our expert family law team has vast experience across every aspect of family law, and this ensures we will have successfully handled cases similar to your own.

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Child Support Lawyers in Melbourne

Family breakdown is a very difficult time for a child, or children, and there are many issues that need to be considered to ensure that decisions are made in the child’s best interests. When parents separate, proper arrangements need to be made for the ongoing financial, physical and emotional support of their children. The obligations of parents to provide financial support of their children are governed by the Child Support Scheme.

Child Maintenance in Australia

Child Support means financial support for children under the Child Support (Assessment) Act. Based on the child support laws in Australia, child support usually takes the form of regular periodic payments, but it can also include lump sum payments. A lump sum payment may be made by way of the payment of specific expenses or the transfer of property.

Child Support payments are made by one parent to the other (or an eligible career) to help with the costs of a child. Child Support payments are separate from Centrelink or family assistance payments. However, Child Support payments can affect the amount paid by Centrelink and the Family Assistance Office.

Child Support can be arranged:

  • by agreement between parents or
  • through the Child Support Agency.

Child Support can be collected:

  • privately or
  • by the Child Support Agency.

Top Child Support Lawyers

The lawyers at Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists Melbourne are experienced in dealing with a variety of Child Support and parenting cases. We can help to ensure proper arrangements are made for the ongoing financial, physical and emotional support of your child or children. We can assist you with dealing with the Child Support Agency, whether you are making an application for child support or are disputing a decision made by the Child Support Agency. We can also assist you in negotiating and finalizing a private agreement for Child Support.

If you are looking for a child support payments, connect with us at Mathews Family Law and Mediation Services.

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Why Us

We’re passionate about helping clients achieve their best possible outcome – promptly, cost-effectively and, if appropriate, without resort to the court.  Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists is regularly recognised as a ‘Leading Family Law Firm’ by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. Vanessa Mathews is also recognised as a ‘Leading Victorian Family Lawyers’.

Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists is at the forefront of dispute resolution service delivery innovation and is one of a few firms in Melbourne offering the full range of dispute resolution options to clients, including ‘unbundled’ and full service legal service, lawyer-directed negotiation, litigation, family dispute resolution, mediation and parenting coordination. We also offer fixed fees for many of our services.

Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists provides clients with easy access to all of its service, regardless of their location in Australia or overseas, by the use of the best available technology such as web conferencing.

The many testimonials generously provided by clients attest to the expertise, dedication and results achieved by Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists mathewsfamilylaw.com

We invite you to contact us to arrange a free 15 minute consultation with one of our family law specialists – telephone 1300 635 529 or mathewsfamilylaw.com