Family Court Litigation
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Family Law Litigation
You don’t want to go to Court if you can avoid it, but if you have to go to Court you need a strong lawyer with a good understanding of the complex Court rules, familiarity with the Judges and who knows all the all the specialist barristers in this field.
Our team are very strong Court representatives for you across all family law:
- Property cases
- Getting the business properly valued
- Finding and valuing assets
- Chasing hidden trusts and overseas assets
- Getting fair parenting time
- Limiting family violence and AVO Court matters
- Pursuing family and third party rights
- Appeals to the Family Court of Appeal and High Court
We achieve a 97% settlement rate of cases actually started. At this firm, going to Court does not mean an expensive final Hearing process that takes years, but we see the wisdom in getting out of the process when proper settlement processes are in place. Negotiated outcomes are the norm.
The jargon and delays mean that you need pro-active specialists to represent you. Our team has a depth of experience that makes us leaders in the field.
Our longstanding association with experts, such as Barristers, Forensic Accountants and Valuers gives us the edge in representing you.
Sometimes the other spouse’s expectations or underlying health issues, particularly mental health, means that cases have to run. Such cases still need to be managed in a sensitive and cost effective manner particularly if co-parenting needs to be an outcome. We have the expertise to conduct such complex litigation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take?
It may take years to get to a final hearing, however there are plenty of opportunities to reach an agreement and finalise your case well before a hearing. 97% of our cases are settled without the need for a final hearing.
How much does it cost?
It depends on what is involved. No two families are the same and every family has different circumstances.
At CLW we will provide you with an estimate of our fees at your first consultation, once we understand your unique circumstances. We pride ourselves on providing regular updating estimates as we learn your facts and the other parties allegations and the court’s specific rulings in your case throughout your case so you are not left surprised.
How do I get to see my child?
What can I do when Orders aren't complied with?
He/she is hiding assets overseas, what can I do?
Do I have to understand the business structure or have all the documents to start?
Meet our dedicated team of family law experts
Family Law Experts each with years of speciality
Rated a 'Best Law Firm' in Doyles Guide 2018
97% of cases settled out of court