How We Can Help You?
momentum family law offers an obligation free initial advice appointment for all new clients. During this appointment, you will have an opportunity to tell our family lawyer in Mandurah WA about your current circumstances and ask any questions you might have about how to move forward. We will listen to what you have to say and answer your questions honestly.
We have experience in all facets of family law including divorce, property settlements for married, de facto and same-sex couples, financial agreements and consent order applications, child-related issues including child support, family and domestic violence, recovery and relocation orders, child protection and abuse cases.
Where appropriate, we will encourage you to participate in mediation or alternative dispute resolution to reach an ‘out of court’ settlement and to avoid the cost and stress of Family Court proceedings if possible.
We will explain your options in language you can understand. We will offer practical solutions, respond promptly to your queries and provide you with regular updates about the progress of your matter.
We will charge you fairly and explain our costs up front. We will review and discuss your costs on a regular basis and provide you with cost-saving options whenever possible.
families and children
Parenting after the breakdown of a relationship is not always easy. You may not agree on what is in the ‘best interests’ of your child or children, with whom they should live or how much time they should spend with the other parent.
One parent may wish to relocate. How does this impact on the relationship between the child and the other parent? Who decides what is in the ‘best interests’ of your child if you cannot agree?
We have extensive experience in all areas of child-related family law issues and can provide you with the answers to these questions and more.
property & financial settlements
You are likely to have acquired property or assets during your relationship. After separation, decisions may need to be made about the transfer or sale of these assets. You may also have accumulated debts or liabilities. Again, decisions may need to be made about who should be responsible for the payment of these debts.
How do you determine a ‘just and equitable’ way to divide your asset and liabilities and what does this mean? We will assist you in negotiations with your former spouse or if necessary, the commencement of Family Court proceedings to resolve your dispute. If you are able to reach an amicable settlement, our divorce lawyer in Mandurah can advise you about the availability of stamp duty relief and the preparation of documents to formalise your agreement.
mediation and negotiation
We are strong supporters of alternative dispute resolution and have been involved in the settlement of several property and child-related disputes through the mediation process.
In our experience, it is both empowering and cost-effective when our clients are able to avoid the court process and reach an agreement. Where necessary, these agreements can then be formalised and given full legal effect by the Family Court, without the need for either party to appear in court.
assistance & advice
Whether you require ongoing representation or simply wish to know where you stand, we can assist and advise you about your options moving forward and how to take the next step towards where you want to be.
We offer discounted obligation free initial advice appointments, as well as assistance with the preparation of court documents, agreements, and other communications. Our family law solicitors can provide as little or as much assistance as you require enabling you to retain control over the progress of your family law matter both practically and financially.
How soon after separation can you apply for a divorce? Should you apply together or separately? What if the other party doesn’t agree or cooperate? Divorce applications are another area of family law that often raises questions from our clients.
There are limitation periods that you may need to be aware of, and procedures for service about which the Family Court has strict requirements. Whether or not you have children we offer a fixed-fee structure for divorce applications, taking the stress away from the application process.