Family Law Gold Coast and Queensland
Paramount Legal’s experienced family lawyers are able to provide you with the following family law services:
- Marriage, Separation and Divorce
- De Facto Relationship Breakdown
- Property Settlement and Consent Orders dealing with division of Property involving:
- Children’s Matters and Parenting Agreements
- Child Support
- Spousal Maintenance
- Family Violence and Protection Orders
- Financial, Property and Children Consent Orders
Marriage or DeFacto Relationship breakdown or separation is an emotional and traumatic experience often leading to conflict and hostility.
Sometimes the most stressful aspect of relationship breakdown is not knowing your legal rights or the options you have, often leading to unwise decisions resulting in a party not receiving his or her proper entitlement.
At Paramount Legal, we know that timely advice is essential if you are to make informed decisions about your future, the division of assets and arrangements for your children.
We work with our clients to finalise matters in an amicable, cost effective manner with minimal delay and stress to the parties. We aim to finalise matters through dispute resolution such as mediation prior to initiating court action. However, if a matter cannot be resolved, our solicitors have an excellent track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients in the Courts.
Divorce is a stressful time for every person involved. Appointing a qualified family lawyer to mitigate the concerns across both parties ensures the process is kept professional, and provides an essential insight to all legalities involved.
At Paramount Legal, we will ensure that our professional family lawyers offer a service that is all-encompassing. Our aim is to provide you with knowledge, support and advice every step of the way.
Going through a divorce or de-facto separation will generally involve a property settlement. This process can be defined as the division of assets in accordance with the Family Law Act.
In determining the particular percentage split between the parties, here at Paramount Legal we aim to assist in clearly defining the contributions / liabilities of the parties over the course of the relationship and their future needs after the property settlement has taken place.
It is important to note that contributions aren’t limited to just monetary assets and can include any of the following:
- Real Property
- Motor Vehicles
- Household Contributions
Our solicitors are here to assist you in navigating what can be a trying and uncertain time to help you attain a fair and peaceful separation without the need to attend court. In the event that your matter cannot be resolved however, Paramount Legal has a proven ability and excellent track record of achieving successful outcomes before the courts.
Our Family Lawyers at Paramount Legal can assist you and your family in all matters relating to custody and parenting arrangements.
If the parents are able to come to an agreement in relation to the current and future parenting arrangements of their child or children, an agreement can be established by way of an informal or formal agreement.
However, to provide certainty in respect of the payment of the current and future parenting arrangements of their child or children, it is recommended that parents formalise any agreement reached by entering into a formal parenting plan, and minutes of consent.
If the parents are not able to come to an agreement in relation to the current and future parenting arrangements of their child or children, they may be required to apply to the Court seeking resolution of any outstanding matters.
During this time, the most important people involved are the children, so our focus on ensuring that their best interests are kept as a priority will enable a positive result for everyone.
Binding Financial Agreements
(Prenuptial, Cohabitation, and Separation Binding Financial Agreements)
Binding Financial Agreements can be entered into at any stage of a relationship, and accordingly there are several different types, including those entered:-
- Before a marriage (pre-nup) or before parties commence living together, to determine how the assets are to be divided between the couple in the event of separation;
- During a marriage or de facto relationship, achieving the same goal as a pre-relationship document, just entered after the relationship commences or post-nuptials;
- After separation, divorce or following the breakdown of a de facto relationship, to set out the division of assets agreed upon by the parties.
It is extremely important that all types of Binding Financial Agreements are drafted with extreme care and diligence, as poorly drafted agreements can become subject to challenge or compliance issues.
Our Family Lawyers at Paramount Legal can undertake both the drafting and advising on the binding financial agreement, even where one has been entered and a second opinion is sought as to its validity and any compliance issues in the event of enforcement or challenge at a later date.
We also offer a free initial discussion in relation to Financial Agreement matters, so feel free to call us to discuss at your convenience. In most instances we are able to provide a fixed fee for the drafting and/or advising on Binding Financial Agreement matters.
Read our guide to understand the steps involved in the process for splitting finances in a divorce.
Learn about the legal aspects involved in divorce and the how the process works from start to end.