Family Law

With over 20 years of experience in family and divorce law, Watson & Watson Lawyers know how to get the best possible outcome for your family law matter.

For more information on Family Law visit our Sydney Family Lawyers website.

Watson & Watson Lawyers offer legal service for a range of family law matters including:

Children Matters (Child Custody)

Your children are most likely your biggest concern when going through divorce or separation. Watson & Watson can assist you with matters regarding your children, child support and child custody as well as a range of other legal areas including international children matters. If you are in need of a formal parenting plan or an agreement for your child’s residence, maintenance or contact, Watson & Watson can help.

Watson & Watson’s wealth of experience and knowledge means that no matter your matter, you can rest assured you will be getting the best possible outcome for your case.

Divorce & Separation

Marriage breakdowns are a tough and trying time, and it is vital you seek the assistance of experienced family lawyers such as Watson & Watson to make sure all areas of your divorce or separation are taken care of.

Watson & Watson’s divorce lawyers will make sure your divorce application is filled and submitted correctly with the Federal Magistrates Court and can represent you in the Family Court of Australia if necessary. We can also assist with:

  • Property Settlement
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Other divorce and separation related areas of law

To apply for divorce, you and your spouse must be separated for at least 12 months and have no chance of reconciliation. If you have been married for less than two years, you must either attend counselling with your spouse or seek permission from the Court to apply for divorce.

There are fees involved when applying for a divorce to the Court. Watson & Watson can discuss these fees and any other questions and concerns you may have. Call an expert lawyer at Watson & Watson now on (02) 9221 6011.

De Facto & Same-Sex Relationships

De Facto Relationships are defined as relationships in which the two individuals are not related, married or living together on a domestic basis.

De Facto Relationships are governed under the Family Law Act 1975, and have seen various legislation changes over recent years. Watson & Watson understand how complex and overwhelming de facto relationship matters can be, particularly when there are children and/or property involved, and can provide you with the right advice and clarify any concerns you may have.

Watson & Watson Lawyers can also assist you with same sex relationship matters including (but not limited to) property settlement, financial agreements and parenting and adoption matters.

Property Settlement

Relationship breakdowns will inevitably lead to the deliberation of “who gets what”, and when it does, Watson & Watson can be there to lead you through every step of the property settlement process.

Watson & Watson are experts in property settlement and the property provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 and Property (Relationships) Act 1984, and have the experience and expertise to make sure you get the best possible outcome for your property settlement matter.

Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO) & Restraining Orders

Making sure you are safe from violence and harm is understandably one of your biggest concerns when relationship issues occur. Watson & Watson Lawyers can advise you on and help you apply for Protection Orders, Apprehended Violence Orders and Restraining Orders.

Orders can be sought for a range of violence types including physical, harassment, intimidation and stalking. There are many kinds of Protection Orders available including:

  • Domestic Violence Orders
  • Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Restraint From Entering Premises Orders
  • Non-Molestation Orders
  • Vacate Premises Orders

Your specific matter/case will determine the best course of action, but you can be assured Watson & Watson will get your application sorted in a compassionate and time-sensitive manner.

Binding Financial Agreements

If you have a family law matter and require legal assistance, it is vital you speak with Watson & Watson Lawyers soon, as time limits can apply. Watson & Watson have a team of understanding and professional family lawyers who can provide you with the best possible advice and assistance for your case.

Watson & Watson can also represent you in the Family Court of Australia, as well as the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia.

Contact Watson & Watson Lawyers now on 02 9221 6011 to discuss your case. You can also send us your enquiry online.

For more information on Family Law visit our Sydney Family Lawyers website.

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