Family Law

Lawpoint are family law specialists. Sydney families can turn to our family law solicitors for great advice and outcomes on all aspects of family law. We are a family law firm for all types of families including same sex couples.

Whether it’s a difficult time at the end of a relationship or a challenging decision at its outset – Lawpoint is the family law firm you want on your side.

The re-shaping and re-sizing of families is natural and yet, challenging. Our family law solicitors have had decades of experience helping clients through all aspects of their family challenges.

Lawpoint’s family law solicitors are here to lend our sharp legal minds and empathetic ears to help you navigate what can be a difficult and stressful path through the family law system. You can rely on us to provide caring, strategic, and effective family law advice tailored to your unique needs. Highly skilled and experienced in family law matters, we can work strategically and quickly to help you in many areas of family law. 

At Lawpoint, we always aim to settle matters outside of court. This is not only more cost effective, it also alleviates the stress and emotional toll that comes with family law litigation. In the case this is not possible, we are strong litigators and can represent you in court to ensure that your property and parenting rights are protected.  

We know Australian family law. You know your family. Trust us to navigate your unique matter and ensure you and your family get the best possible outcome. 

Family Law Services

Lawpoint Lawyers family law solicitors
Divorce

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De Facto Relationships

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Binding Financial Agreement

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Child Support

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Parenting Orders

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Property and Financial Orders

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Spousal Maintenance

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Why choose Lawpoint?

Clear Communication

Expect lawyers who speak in plain English, so you can make informed decisions about the future of yourself and your children.

Care

We aim to make the legal process seamless for families. Our offices have a dedicated play area for your children, so you can seek legal advice with comfort.

Integrity

We will not disclose confidential information or make any agreements with your partner or their lawyer unless you have clearly agreed to it first.

Efficiency

We take a 360-degree transparent approach to our services. We are accountable to our clients and always provide costs agreements.  

Determination

We fight determinedly for all of our clients. No matter is too big or too small. We have an extensive network of like-minded barristers who we can call on when required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note, the following information should not be relied upon as legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. If you require legal advice, please contact Lawpoint.

It is important to seek independent legal advice to make informed decisions about the future of yourself or your children. You are entitled to seek confidential advice from a lawyer. A lawyer cannot disclose confidential information or make any agreements with your partner or their lawyer unless you have clearly agreed to it first.

Assets that are acquired during a marriage are considered as joint marital assets. Regardless of whose name that asset is held in, the law gives the court the power to adjust ownership of property to ensure that the party who is not the registered owner of that asset gets a just and equitable share of that asset.

 

In addition, it is not just assets that are acquired during the marriage which form part of the asset pool. Depending on the length of the relationship, assets owned before the marriage can also be treated as joint marital assets and be subject to a property adjustment in the same way. This includes the superannuation interests held in each of the party’s names.

 

People are often surprised to learn that assets that are acquired by one party after the date of separation can also form part of the asset pool that is to be split between the parties. Therefore, it is important for you to finalise a property settlement as quickly as possible after final separation to prevent post separation assets forming part of the pool of assets to be divided between the parties.

In the case where no agreement can be reached, one party will make an application to the court and the court will decide what the parenting orders should be (considering the best interests of the child).

 

It is important to remember that the court requires separating families who have a dispute about children to make a genuine effort to try and reach agreement through family dispute resolution before an application is filed with the court, unless an exemption applies (such as family violence, child abuse or there is an urgent need to file the application).

 

There are practical benefits of trying to reach an agreement without going to court such as avoiding the stress associated with court proceedings, resolving the dispute quickly and avoiding the costs of a contested court application

Family Law Fact Sheets

Marriage Separation

Parenting Orders and Child Custody

Resources

Looking for more information?

> Best for Kids
Family law information for parents and kids by Legal Aid NSW.

> Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
Information on Family Court services and proceedings.

> Family Relationships Australia
Information for families on family relationship issues.

Feeling unsafe and need help?

Call 000 for emergencies.

> 1800Respect
1800 737 732

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