OUR LEGAL SERVICES
EM Family Lawyers is a law firm that offers a complete range of family law services, including divorce and separation, property settlement, negotiation, and dispute resolution. We provide our clients with the highest quality legal advice and representation in all areas of family law. We can help you navigate the legal process and provide you with reliable, compassionate legal counsel so that you can make informed decisions. Our experienced attorneys will work closely with you to ensure that you understand your rights and are able to reach satisfactory outcomes. We strive to protect your interests and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in your family law matters.
Divorce & Separation
Expert divorce lawyers
When married couples separate, there is only one ground for the grant of a Divorce Order, and that is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This is established by the parties being separated for a minimum of 12 months. In some circumstances, parties can be living under the same roof and still be able to establish this ground.
Parenting & Children
Parenting and Children Family Lawyers
The best interests of the children is the paramount consideration when determining the most appropriate and suitable arrangements for the children after a separation. At Edwards Family Lawyers, we encourage our clients to participate in the counselling or mediation services available to assist them to reach an agreement with their spouse/former partner
Expert property settlement lawyers
Edwards Family Lawyers can assist you and your spouse/partner to come to an agreement in relation to all financial matters and issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship, including the division of all assets and liabilities, spouse maintenance payments, superannuation splitting orders and child support departure Orders.
Edwards Family Lawyers offer Mediation Services to assist parties to engage in effective dispute resolution. Our Principal, Frances Edwards, has extensive experience in negotiating settlements in both parenting and property matters, and is a National Accredited Mediator and member of LEADR and IAMA.
Negotiation & Resolution
Expert negotiation and resolution lawyers
Opportunities for negotiation and settlement exist not only before proceedings are commenced, but also after proceedings have been commenced and right up until the time that the Court finally hears and determines the matter. Parties can settle a matter at any time.
De Facto Lawyers
De Facto couples (including same sex couples) who separate after 1 March 2009 have the same rights as married couples. The rights and obligations of couples upon the breakdown of a Marriage or De Facto relationship are now all governed by the Family Law Act 1975. De Facto couples who separated prior to 1 March 2009 are still covered by the old State legislation
- Separation and Divorce
- De Facto Relationships
- Same Sex Relationships
- Property Settlements
- Children’s Living Arrangements
- Consent Orders
- Binding Financial Agreements
- Spousal Maintenance
- Parenting Plans
- Parenting Orders
- Child Support Agreements
- Adult Child Maintenance
- International and Domestic Child Abduction
- Child Recovery Orders
- Hague Convention Matters
- Family Violence Issues
- Exclusive Occupation Orders
- Mediation and Settlement Conferences
- Representation in the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court
Our Family Lawyers are here to help
We navigate legal issues for our clients with empathy and a deep understanding of the associated stresses and implications. We can help you, like we have helped many clients in Sydney.
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Edwards Family Lawyers is committed to providing expert advice on all areas of Family Law following the breakdown of your marriage or de facto relationship, including same-sex relationships.
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We acknowledge the Cammeraygal and Gadigal people being the traditional owners of the land on which we work and their elders past and present.