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Perth family lawyers

West Family Lawyers
Care, Integrity and Strength.

West Family Lawyers
Care, Integrity and Strength.

West Family Lawyers for all your Perth Family Law concerns
Care, Integrity and Strength.

Divorce Lawyers Perth: Live in Craigie? Need an Expert Family Lawyer?

If you are based in Craigie or Perth WA, and are going through a relationship breakdown? Read on

You’ll get supportive advice, a clear path to follow, and decisive action-oriented legal assistance

Speak to Perth Family Lawyers – West Family Lawyers, to find out your options.
Let’s face it… separation from a long-term relationship is messy, difficult, and an emotional roller coaster.

Have you felt…

  • anger,
  • frustration,
  • fear,
  • loneliness,
  • resentment,
  • embarrassment,
  • denial,
  • despair,
  • And hope for a new beginning

Our professional lawyers at West Family Lawyers will provide you with empathy and discretion to work towards a positive outcome. We’ll provide you with calming support and confidence building information as we navigate between us the decisions and processes you need to complete.

Family Lawyers in Craigie: Craigie is a Perth suburb in the north. Craigie was adopted as a suburb name in 1970 to honor an early councillor of the City of Wanneroo who worked on the city’s development. Craigie is one of the four “Whitfords” communities created in 1969 as a consequence of the State Government rezoning a huge amount of coastal property for development.

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With years of experience in helping individuals separate, no matter your background we have the expertise to help.

If we haven’t seen it directly before, we know of it and what to do.

West Family Lawyers will help you understand, plan and action what you need to do in terms of

  • Organising Your Children’s Living Arrangements
  • Separation of Property and Financial Entanglement
  • Future financial arrangements and agreements on parenting.

Care, Integrity & Strength – Perth family lawyers that care

We perform the important role of supporting you through each step in the separation process. This includes, financial separation, assets, children’s time with each parent, consent orders, parenting agreements and more. We are experts in complex family law issues.

West Family lawyers is able to provide sensitive assistance that is focused on helping you resolve issues as painlessly as possible.

Our Perth family law solicitors Mark Cheveralls, Natalie Dimmock and Melissa Milne are on hand to help you through this process and will guide you every step of the way.

In the most difficult situations our expert legal advice will provide you comfort.
We work to provide you relief and hope for the future.

When negotiating major decisions for you and your children Our Perth family lawyers are able to advise you about custody issues and shared parental responsibility.

Perth family lawyers have experience in advising in child handover arrangements, parenting plans and a lot of other aspects that are related to your divorce situation.

Our teams goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your children, you and your family. Our expertise allows us to advocate fo you in court or when negotiating settlements.

West Australian Family law may seem complicated when there is a divorce, a remarriage, child custody issues or relationship assets that must be divided. However, at West Family lawyers Perth, we help you resolve the conflicts that arise from these trying times.

Our teams goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your children, you and your family. Our expertise allows us to advocate fo you in court or when negotiating settlements.

During these trying times, West Family Lawyers will help you resolve the conflicts and help navigate a divorce, remarriage, child custody issues or relationships assets that must be divided.

No Fault Divorce – What Does This Mean?

“No-Fault-Divorce” means you do not need a justifiable cause in order to apply for divorce.

After 12 months, you can apply for a divorce without any other justification.

The marriage ceremony does not have to have been performed in Australia to get divorced in Australia.

A divorce may be applied for in Australia from a foreign country, as long as the foreign marriage is recognised in that country.

In an application for divorce, the Court will only consider if the marital relationship has irrevocably broken down.
Before, or after filing for a divorce (time limits apply), either party may make an application to the Family Court of Western Australia for the division of property and spousal maintenance. There is no minimum waiting period. West Family Lawyers can assist in this process to calculate what’s fair and appropriate and assist with these submissions.

The process of applying for a divorce does not need to be complicated. West Family lawyers Perth will help you to understand your rights and the process to ensure that the application is done correctly.

  • A divorce can be filed individually (called a sole application) or together with the former partner (joint application)
  • A divorce application is generally made online through the ECourts portal
  • The applicant will have to pay the appropriate filing fee to apply for the divorce
  • In the case of a solo application, your application must be served (given) to the other after filing it with the Court. This communication is essential as the court will not grant a divorce unless you can prove you have served these documents.
  • If you are unable to serve or locate your former partner, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experienced Family Lawyers so that we can assist you.
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Child Custody Laws Perth: Decisions About Our Children

The Family Court decides a child’s care arrangements if the separating parents cannot come to a parenting agreement. It is often better to reach an agreement than litigate, but sometimes there is no option but to seek the assistance of the Court.

The home life of your child is critical to their wellbeing. It is important that the court is made aware of any factors which may impact your child in a parent’s care.

As experienced child custody lawyers in Perth, we can help comprehensively present your case and help ensure that your child is in the best possible care arrangement.

Following separation, it is important that appropriate arrangements are put in place for your children, including:

  • Who the children live with
  • Who the children spend time with, and for how long
  • Travel arrangements, including interstate and overseas travel
  • The primary and high schools that the children will attend
  • Arrangements for special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, and birthdays
  • Specific issues, such as medical treatment

Court orders and Parenting Plans are legal documents that outline the arrangements for the children. These agreements can be either by consent or following litigation. In our Family Lawyers Perth office, we assist you with arrangements for the children as per your individual requirements from an experienced team of Family Lawyers.

Perth Family Law: Do I Qualify For, or Will I Need to Pay Spousal Maintenance?

When a marriage or de facto relationship comes to an end, in some circumstances, one party may be eligible for spousal maintenance from the other party.

So, what is spousal maintenance? It is generally financial support (either cash or in-kind, or both) that one person pays the other to help them after separation.

For example, you may be eligible for spousal maintenance if:

  • You have little or no income of your own
  • You are unable to support yourself financially due to a physical or mental condition
  • You need further education or training in order to find employment.

Alternatively, if the above conditions describe your ex-partners situation, you may need to pay spousal maintenance for a time, depending on your own finances.

Our aim is to help you understand family law and how it will apply to your personal situation.

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We will strive to deliver the best possible outcome for you and your family. Our Perth Family Lawyers Mark Cheveralls, Melissa Milne and Natalie Dimmock, plus their support team, is committed to providing you with the legal advice and representation necessary to protect your best interests.

We provide a range of Family Law services for Singles, Couples, and Families in Perth – giving our clients peace of mind knowing we have them covered.

We will strive to deliver the best possible outcome for you and your family. Our Perth Family Lawyers Mark Cheveralls, Melissa Milne and Natalie Dimmock, plus their support team, is committed to providing you with the legal advice and representation necessary to protect your best interests.

We provide a range of Family Law services for Singles, Couples, and Families in Perth – giving our clients peace of mind knowing we have them covered.

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Why use West Family Lawyers?

  1. We can help you achieve the best possible outcome. We provide expert Family Law advice and excel in Family Court disputes. Our Family Lawyers Perth team understands how emotional this time is for you, ensuring that we put you and your family’s needs first.

  2. Our Family Lawyers Perth team is committed to helping you resolve Family Law disputes as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible. We combine our Family Lawyers Perth expertise with the best legal resources, technology, and Family Law knowledge to deliver exceptional service at a competitive price.

  3. We genuinely care about the work we do and will always go above and beyond to help you reach a fair resolution. Our lawyers will make every effort to resolve your matter as efficiently as possible to ensure we can keep costs to a minimum. We pride ourselves on practicing family law with a high level of integrity and will demonstrate strength if we need to represent you in WA’s Family Court.

Understanding your specific circumstances is one of our Perth Family Lawyers goals, to enable us to provide the right advice and guidance and reduce the stress and emotion.

To find out more about how we can help you deal with your Family Law requirements, contact West Family Lawyers and speak to us today!


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Contact our Family Lawyers Perth team today on +61 8 9380 9111 or email office@westfamilylawyers.com.au for more information.