Our family lawyers in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Maitland & the Central Coast take pride in being part of an approachable law practice. Our solicitors will listen and give you the advice you need to help solve your problem. Our firm employs experienced legal support staff to ensure that all work is carried out smoothly.
Whether you need help with divorce, property settlements, a will dispute or a children’s matter; we prefer to resolve all family law matters outside of Court wherever possible – to minimise the expense and stress involved for you. However, where necessary your Flintoff family lawyer is ready to take on the challenge of presenting your best possible case in Court.
Parenting issues can cause distress and heartache to parents and their children. It is important to recognise and respond to parenting problems as soon as possible. Mediation is now compulsory in parenting matters. Although mediation is not compulsory in property disputes, it should be considered before Court action is commenced.Learn More
Most people are aware they must be separated for a minimum period of twelve months before they may file an application for divorce. Many people do not realise that an application for divorce is simply just that. Issues regarding property and parenting are separate to an application for divorce.Learn More
Sometimes, when parents are unable to provide adequate care and protection for children, the Department of Family and Community Services may need to intervene. If this happens to you, you will be involved in proceedings before the Children’s Court. Care proceedings are very complex and it is important you obtain proper legal representation.Learn More
Buying and selling property or a business can be complex not to mention stressful. Buying a house can be the biggest transaction you have handled. A contract of sale and a mortgage document are lengthy and complex, usually written in legal language that is hard to understand.Learn More
You, like most people, want peace of mind and certainty about what happens to their assets in the event of your death. Having a well drafted will has become even more important in our changing society and blended families.Learn More
Mediation has many benefits. The process puts the control of dispute resolution in your hands rather than leaving it up to a Judge to decide. Mediation is usually significantly cheaper and quicker than going to Court.Learn More
The words Binding Financial Agreement (“BFA”) refer to a variety of different Financial Agreements referred to in the Family Law Act, 1975. A BFA is an agreement between married, soon to be married, defactos of the opposite or same sex.Learn More
We offer some of our legal services to clients on the basis of a grant of legal aid. Legal Aid NSW determines applications for aid on a merit and means test basis.Learn More
Adoption is the legal process whereby a child is legally recognised as a member of a family, and the adoptive parents take on all rights and responsibility for the adopted child.Learn More
Separated parents often argue about the level of financial support the non-residential parent is to contribute towards the living expenses and well-being of the children of the relationship.Learn More
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The process of separating from your partner can be an extremely emotional time for...