Family Court 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 fighter with a good understanding of the complex Court rules.
Our team are very strong Court representatives for you across all family law:
- Property cases
- 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. It usually only means requiring the other party to attend a Court assisted negotiation process.
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 do I get to see my child?
An urgent application to the Court for time can be made, they are poorly used. We can obtain exemptions from the usual mediation processes and stop parents using children as pawns.
What can I do when Orders aren't complied with?
The Court has comprehensive enforcement and contempt procedures so that we can get ‘game playing’ parents back on track.
He/she is hiding assets overseas, what can I do?
We are experts at identifying sources of funds and origins of assets. Our capacity to chase doesn’t stop at the border. Subpoena and disclosure requirements are very powerful and comprehensive if used strategically.
Do I have to understand the business structure or have all the documents to start?
No. Our role is to identify what the company, the accountant, the bank, the business partner and government agencies can call be compelled to give us to complete even a minimally understood “sketch” of the other spouse’s structure which might be all you know now.
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