Boughton Legal prides itself on the high level of service provided to clients in what can be one of life’s most stressful events. We understand the stress and emotions that can be involved during any areas of family law. The more common areas of Family Law include Divorce, Property Settlements and children’s matters.
Divorce is a fairly straight forward process, however there are a few requirements to be aware of. If a couple has been validly married, they are able to apply for a divorce after they have been separated for a minimum of 12 months. If there are any children involved the couple has to have made appropriate arrangements for the care of these children.
Property Settlement is a process of the division of property, assets and liabilities that have come from the relationship. If the parties involved are not amicable in their decision, an application can be to the Court in order for the Court to determine the division.
Unfortunately when a relationship breaks down, children tend to suffer the most. When parents cannot come to an agreement as to the living arrangements of the children, an application can be made to the Court for a decision as to the best arrangements for the children involved. The Court can also make decisions in relation to child support and spouse maintenance.
Other areas of Family Law we can assist you with are:
• Pre-Nuptial Agreements
• Binding Financial Agreements
• De Facto Relationships
• Same Sex Relationships
• Representation in Mediations and Settlement Conferences
• Court Proceedings
Family Dispute Resolution Sunshine Coast
On the Sunshine Coast, since 1996 the Australian Government has provided funding for a Family Dispute Resolution Service auspiced by Uniting Care Community, this service provides a reduced fee dispute resolution service.
The Family Court of Australia is a specialist Federal court dealing only with family law matters. To go to the Family Law Court webpage please follow this link.
‘Parenting After Divorce – resolving conflicts and meeting your children’s needs’ by Philip M Stahl is a great book for separated parents. This book contains lots of easy information including how to deal with conflict and how to best communicate with your children and the other parent. The book should be available at your local library or for purchase through Fishpond online or Amazon online.