Family Lawyers Brisbane, Queensland.
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Our dedicated team of accredited family law specialist is here to provide compassionate support, expert guidance, and unwavering advocacy during these difficult times.
At CG Legal Group, we service large areas of Brisbane and Sydney and specialise in all aspects of family law.
Our Family Law Services
At CG Legal Group we service service large areas of Brisbane and Sydney and specialise in all aspects of family law. We prioritise our clients and their families in times of need. We aim to provide a high level of care to all our clients and strive to provide a positive resolution for all parties involved.
Let us help you with your family law matter including Separation, Divorce, Property Settlements and Binding Financial Agreements.
We also extend our services to Domestic and Family Violence and Apprehended Violence Orders (DVOs and AVOs), Family Mediation, Child Custody and Adoption.
Our expert legal team will fight to get what you deserve and provide you with the support you need throughout the process. Our goal is ensure you are wholly satisfied without hurting your pocket.
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Considering a divorce or a separation? You need support from a Family Law Specialist. At CG Legal Family Lawyers Brisbane, our expertise is your gain.
We are Family Law Solicitors in Brisbane, specialising in all aspects of Family law matter. We are one of the largest Specialist Family Law firms in Queensland, with extensive experience . Our trusted Brisbane family lawyer are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for your unique situation! We protect your rights, offer focused advice and ensure full confidentiality during your family law proceedings.
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Dealing with family issues such as separation, divorce and child custody can be the most painful and exhausting times of your life. When choosing a Brisbane Family Law firm to represent you, it is important to know that you will be listened to, understood, and cared for from the very beginning.
Our family lawyers Brisbane will provide you with the highest-quality service, legal advice and personal, compassion and attention as we assist you to resolve your family law matters.
How We Can Help
We approach each case with empathy and understanding, recognising the unique circumstances and complexities that families may face. Our Brisbane lawyer have extensive experience in handling a wide range of family law services, including:
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At CG Legal Group, our team of dedicated Family Lawyers Brisbane is committed to providing you with the support and legal counsel you need during challenging times.
Our Family Lawyers Brisbane specialise in all aspects of family law, offering comprehensive assistance in areas such as divorce, child custody, property settlements, and binding financial agreements.
We understand the unique challenges each family faces, and we approach every case with empathy, understanding, and a commitment to protecting your rights and the best interests of your children.
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When it comes to family law, having a team of experienced and compassionate Family Lawyers Brisbane can make all the difference. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality legal service, ensuring that you receive the support and guidance necessary to resolve your family law matters efficiently and effectively.
To schedule a consultation with our Family Lawyers Brisbane, contact our office today. We are ready to assist you in safeguarding your rights and achieving the best possible outcomes for your unique situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Obtaining a divorce is generally a straightforward, uncomplicated, and cost-effective procedure. Much like marriage, divorce is a legal status change. Upon the issuance of a Divorce Order, your marital status changes, allowing you the freedom to remarry. This legal change also marks the commencement of a 12-month period, during which you can initiate proceedings related to property settlement or spousal maintenance.
Once this 12-month period following the Divorce Order’s date of issuance elapses, parties to the divorce are typically required to seek the Family Law Court’s permission before initiating such proceedings. Gaining Court permission can increase costs and administrative requirements, with the potential for the Court to decline the request since it holds a broad discretion in such matters.
If you are contemplating divorce or have recently completed the process, it is advisable to seek counsel on financial issues and whether it is necessary to commence legal actions.
To initiate the divorce process, you must prepare an Application for Divorce, which is a reasonably straightforward task. This application is then submitted to the Court upon payment of a filing fee. Following submission, it must be properly served to the other party.
Assuming the Court is satisfied that the parties have been separated for the mandated 12 months, the other party has been duly served with the Application for Divorce, and child-related matters have been appropriately addressed, a Divorce Order will be granted. The Divorce Order becomes effective one month after issuance, and sealed copies are provided to both parties, confirming their divorced status.
At CG Legal Group, our Family Lawyers Brisbane can assist you in preparing divorce documents, arranging for proper service, and representing you in the hearing to obtain your divorce. We can also offer guidance on other aspects related to your unique circumstances, including parenting and property matters.
After separation a dispute often arises as to the living arrangements, supervision and care of the children. This can be a very traumatic and difficult time for all concerned.
Parents may obtain separate and independent legal advice and can engage Pearsons Lawyers to negotiate a parenting agreement.
Our Family Lawyers Brisbane at CG Legal Group can also assist parties in engaging the services of a mediator or a mediation service to assist them to discuss parenting matters.
If agreement can be reached through lawyers, we can formalise a parenting plan into formal Court Orders.
The Child Support Act and Child Support Scheme, established since 1989, are the cornerstone of child support in Australia. While there have been a few notable changes over the years, the Scheme primarily operates under the administration of the government through the tax office and DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services).
The parent having custody of the children can initiate an application with the Child Support Agency for an administrative assessment of child support. This assessment is based on a somewhat intricate formula that factors in the number and ages of the children, their living arrangements, the number of nights they spend with each parent, and the reported incomes of both parents to the tax office. This calculation determines the amount of child support to be paid.
The parent entitled to child support can choose to ‘opt in,’ allowing the Child Support Agency to collect child support on their behalf. Alternatively, they may decide not to ‘opt in’ and make private arrangements for payment and collection.
In cases of arrears building up, the Child Support Agency holds the authority to retain tax refunds and take measures to collect the outstanding amounts. These arrears are regarded as debts to the Commonwealth Government, and they may incur penalties, interest, and potential enforcement proceedings, either initiated by the eligible parent or by the Child Support Agency on their behalf.
If a party disputes an administrative assessment of child support, they have the option to request a re-assessment, consideration by an Objections Officer, and ultimately a determination by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In cases involving public policy or legal questions, the matter may be referred to the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
In most scenarios, CG Legal Group Family Lawyers Brisbane assists clients in negotiating child support matters and, where appropriate, facilitates Binding Child Support Agreements. These agreements provide financial clarity to parents and children, covering educational costs, private health insurance, out-of-pocket medical expenses, and other healthcare costs related to the financial support of children.
In most instances, parties can come to an agreement regarding property division. This can be achieved through direct negotiations between the parties, with the assistance of lawyers, or with the aid of mediation, either with or without legal representation. Once an agreement is reached, it can be formalised relatively swiftly.
However, when an agreement cannot be reached, court proceedings may become necessary. As part of the court process, mandatory mediation is usually required. Many cases find resolution at some point during the litigation process, often during mediation after relevant financial documents are exchanged, property is identified, and necessary valuations are conducted.
In the event that parties still cannot agree, the court will conduct a hearing to evaluate the evidence and make a decision regarding the division of property.
Generally, there is no legal requirement for separating couples to enlist the services of a lawyer to finalise their financial matters, with the exception of Binding Financial Agreements.
When financial matters are resolved through a Binding Financial Agreement, both parties must retain separate and independent lawyers who certify that they have provided legal advice to their respective clients.
If a property settlement is being formalised through Consent Orders, it is not obligatory for the parties to engage lawyers. However, it is highly advisable to seek legal counsel to ensure that all pertinent property is considered, to facilitate negotiations, and to correctly document the agreement.