‘Your now is not your forever’.
The breakdown of your relationship, marriage or family unit can be one of the most emotionally, financially and spiritually draining experiences of your life.
The thought of reaching out for help can feel overwhelming but it doesn’t need to be.
At Coastal Lawyers, we offer a judgment-free and confidential space where you can discuss your unique situation. We will guide you through the process with empathy and understanding.
We are passionate about encouraging negotiations, preserving the co-parenting relationship and avoiding court where possible.
Coastal Lawyers can assist you with all areas of family law.
We are also members of the Legal Aid Family Law panel and can represent eligible clients under a grant of legal aid.
Coastal Lawyers offer eligible clients involved in property settlements a variety of means for payment including credit card, legal funding and payment plans.
Fixed Fee Divorce
Applying for a divorce is sometimes similar to updating your will, you tend to put it off.
You can lodge an ‘Application for Divorce’ 12 months after the date of separation.
At Coastal Lawyers, we offer a a fixed fee divorce package starting at $1,100 (plus court filing fee).
Coastal Lawyers are passionate about avoiding court and assisting our clients to negotiate with their former partner to come to workable agreements that provide parties with certainty about their property interests and entitlements.
It is important to remember that time limits apply to bring a property settlement.
We can help you with all aspects of parenting arrangements post separation including drafting parenting plans, negotiating consent orders or applying to the court for ‘parenting orders’ where required.
Coastal Lawyers are passionate about assisting you to preserve your co-parenting relationship and reducing any conflict for your children.
Maintance + Child Support
Coastal Lawyers can provide you with advice and legal representation in respect to spousal maintenance applications.
A maintenance application can be a helpful application if you do not have immediate access to finances or financial support after separation.
We can also guide you through the Child Support process including drafting Child Support Agreements.
Our principal lawyer Kristal is a former criminal prosecutor with extensive knowledge and understanding of Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO) and domestic violence generally.
Coastal Lawyers can provide you with legal advice and representation not only in your family law matter but any associated ADVO proceedings.
Kristal is on the Legal Aid domestic violence panel.
Coastal Lawyers can negotiate on your behalf in all aspects of Family Law.
Many clients find it easier to have a lawyer negotiate with their former partner on their behalf.
Negotiation can take the place in the form of legally assisted mediation, correspondence with your former partner or assisting you with advice ‘behind the scenes’.
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Find out your legal rights, responsibilities and have your questions answered in a 1 hour conference for $330 (including GST).
“The breakdown of a relationship doesn’t need to be viewed as a personal failure. It can be embraced as a new beginning.”
— Coastal Lawyers.
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