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Family Lawyers Ipswich

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At Walker Pender Group, our experienced Family Lawyers Ipswich have helped resolve matters for many families facing difficult times. We offer compassionate services to suit your unique circumstances.

While separating is almost never straightforward, there are some things that you can do to uncomplicate the process, and our Divorce Lawyers are here to help.

Services our Family Lawyers Ipswich Provide

Whether you’ve been married for thirty years or three, deciding how to divide assets is complex and involves some difficult discussions.

“Property settlement” refers to the process of dividing up the assets and liabilities in the relationship in a manner that is fair and equitable.

To determine a fair and equitable division, Divorce Lawyers Ipswich will work with you to understand your financial situation, including whether there are any pre-marital assets, personal debts, and the contributions of both people throughout the relationship.

At Divorce Lawyers Ipswich, we are focused on achieving a property settlement that safeguards your financial future and allows you to move onto the next stage of your life.

Children are the heart of the family, which is why you need a lawyer who cares as much as you do.

Walker Pender’s Family Lawyers Ipswich understand how stressful parenting matters are, and navigating the process requires more than a solicitor who knows the law – you need someone who can listen, be empathic and understand your situation.

When determining child custody issues, the Family Law Court considers what is in the child’s best interest.  This is important for making decisions about co-parenting and any other issues that may be in dispute.

In some situations, one party may be required to provide financial support to their ex-partner, and this is referred to as “spousal maintenance”.

Spousal maintenance is appropriate in matters where one party cannot cover their own reasonable expenses from their income or assets, and so they require assistance from their ex-partner.   This can come in the form of regular payments, or a lump sum payment.

We have experience negotiating spousal maintenance matters.  For example, how much you are required to pay, or how much you are entitled to be paid, and the duration of this support.

Sensitivity is at the heart of what we do, and our priority is our client’s emotional, mental, and physical safety and well-being.

If you are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic violence we can assist you to apply for a Domestic Violence Order.

Domestic violence is particularly relevant to parenting proceedings and has a direct impact on your children.

If you have perpetrated domestic violence, then you need to address your behaviour head-on and develop a strategy for overcoming your triggers and behaviours. You may need to speak to our criminal lawyers about your matter. Our Family Lawyers Ipswich can then work collaboratively with them to get the best possible outcome for you.

Why Choose Walker Pender’s Family Lawyers in Ipswich?

1. Extensive Expertise – We stay on top of the latest legal developments and use this knowledge to provide you with the highest quality legal services.

2. Client-Focused Approach – We answer your questions, and provide transparent, understandable advice.

3. Compassionate Support – We provide compassionate support throughout the process, acknowledging your emotional needs while focusing on your legal requirements.

Family Law FAQ

No, legal separation and divorce are not the same. Legal separation is a court-ordered arrangement where a married couple lives apart but remains legally married.

On the other hand, divorce is the formal ending of a marriage. After divorce, each person is free to remarry. It’s important to note that Australia has no formal legal separation process.

When a couple decides to separate, they don’t need to apply to a court for any sort of legal recognition of the separation. A divorce can only be filed after a 12-month period of separation.

Once your divorce is finalized, you must wait one month and one day before you are legally free to remarry.

However, it’s important to note that the divorce process itself also has a waiting period, as a divorce application can only be filed after a 12 month period of separation.

You can speak to a local community legal centre or contact Legal Aid Queensland to see if they can provide you with a grant of Legal Aid.

Hiring a divorce lawyer can provide several benefits during the often complex and emotionally charged divorce process. Here are a few reasons why having one of our Ipswich Family Lawyers by your side can be beneficial:

Legal Knowledge and Experience: Divorce laws can be complex and vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another. A divorce lawyer has the necessary training and experience to understand these laws and how they apply to your specific case. They can explain your rights and responsibilities and guide you through the legal process.

Objective Advice: During a divorce, emotions can run high, potentially clouding your judgment. A divorce lawyer can provide accurate advice, helping you make clear-headed decisions that are in your best interest and the best interest of your children.

Protection of Your Rights: Perhaps the most crucial role of a divorce lawyer is to protect your rights. Divorce can significantly impact your financial situation, your relationship with your children, and many other aspects of your life. A divorce lawyer can ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process and that you are treated fairly.

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