Family Lawyers Townsville
Family Law Solicitors in Townsville
Our caring Family Law Team are passionate about our client’s causes and consider all avenues and areas of law relevant to family disputes in order to plan the best strategy for each matter. This allows us to consistently achieve fantastic outcomes for our clients, even in the most complex matters involving family trusts, companies, partnerships and other elaborate business structures. Based in Townsville, we help clients throughout North Queensland including Mt Isa and the Burdekin.
Family disputes are sensitive matters and our team works hard to ensure our clients are heard, but more importantly empowered.
Our team can assist in the following areas of family law:
- Property settlements
- Divorce applications
- Child support
- Spousal maintenance
- Protection orders
- Mediation and dispute resolution
- Binding Financial Agreements
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7 Family Law Facts You Need to Know
It doesn’t matter whose name is on the title of the property, in a family law property settlement, each of the parties’ assets and liabilities form a part of the property pool and will be taken into account when negotiating the terms of a property settlement.
The amount of child support a person must pay will depend on how much time they spend with the children however, even if you don’t spend any time with the children you will still be responsible for child support payments.
The Family Law Act de nes a de facto relationship as one where the parties are not legally married, they are not related to each other and they are living as a couple on a genuine domestic basis. Therefore, even though you have only been in a relationship for a short time, you may have to negotiate a property settlement.
Even if you don’t have many assets, you may wish to negotiate a property settlement so that any debts or liabilities of the relationship are dealt with. Just because a debt may be in your name solely, this does not mean that you have to be solely responsible for it.
Superannuation is considered an asset of the relationship and will be included as a part of the property pool when parties are negotiating a property settlement. Sometimes, superannuation can be the parties’ largest asset. Keep in mind however, this does not enable you to access it any earlier. Superannuation laws are still applicable i.e. accessible after retirement age.
The court has a duty to make orders that are in the best interests of the children. The court considers that it is in the children’s best interest for them to have a meaningful relationship with both parents. Unless there are concerns for the welfare of the children or if it is not practicable, the children may spend equal time, or significant and substantial time with both parents.