Parish McCulloch’s experienced legal team and specialist senior family law consultants can assist you with all aspects of family law services including:
- separation and asset protection;
- pre-marriage, marriage and post-separation binding financial agreements;
- matrimonial property division (including consent orders);
- de facto relationship property settlements;
- spousal maintenance;
- child support issues (although these are most commonly dealt with by administrative process by the Child Support Agency);
- parenting issues e.g. equal shared parenting and parental responsibility (a.k.a. child custody, residence or contact issues);
- adoption and fostering.
Our family law practitioners are experienced in life as well as law. We take the time to understand your individual case and life situation to achieve the best outcome for you.
We also provide legal services in fields complementary to family law and which often need to be dealt with as part of the life-changing events involved with breakdown of a marital relationship. Areas that may need attention in this context include wills and powers of attorney, property ownership, business and commercial structures including trusts, taxation issues, and estate planning.
We also work in collaboration with experienced experts in the family law area where necessary, including specialist barristers, accountants, valuers, counsellors and mediators.
Our family law team also has a strong focus on dispute resolution and can advise you on out-of-court settlements, as well as helping you to take the hard decisions when it becomes apparent that there is no choice but to proceed to court. We strongly encourage mediation to resolve matrimonial disputes.
Costs of any family law matter may vary greatly and so are best discussed with a member of our legal team when you are giving us instructions. That way we will be able to give you a realistic assessment of costs and likely outcomes before you proceed. Sometimes we can give you a fixed quote, although it will always be qualified because it is impossible to predict what the other party may do even if things seem fairly amicable at the time you instruct us.
We look forward to working with you to find the best solution in family law situations, which are amongst the most stressful that most people will ever experience.