Family & Relationship Law

Our family law team consists of highly experienced family lawyers, including Accredited Family Law Specialists with the Law Institute of Victoria, who are also mediators and collaboratively trained lawyers.

We are also able to provide family dispute resolution services.

Whilst we are experienced in litigation, our team is committed to resolving matters promptly, and with the use of family dispute resolution such as mediation where appropriate.

We also take a holistic approach to family law matters, involving various experts such as psychologists, accountants and financial planners to achieve the most effective outcome for our clients.

We have the benefit of working within a full service commercial firm, with expertise in various areas of commercial law including general litigation, commercial property, workplace relations, insolvency and technology.

Most importantly, we provide a consultative and flexible approach to billing, offering hourly rates, fixed fee arrangements and up-front estimates to suit your requirements.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Children’s and parenting matters (including relocation applications and complex litigation)
  • Property and Financial matters (including complex property settlement litigation)
  • Spousal Maintenance (married and de facto)
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Consent Orders
  • Family Dispute Resolution (Section 60I Certificates)
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Family Violence and Intervention Orders
  • Multi party disputes (including corporate entities, and grandparent applications)
  • Superannuation Splitting
  • Injunctions and restraining orders
  • Child Support Agreements, Child Support Applications and Adult Child Maintenance
  • GLBTI related family law matters
  • Surrogacy, Donor Agreements and Adoption
  • International children’s matters (including child abduction)
  • Paternity

To speak to one of our specialist family lawyers please contact us on (03) 9663 9877.  You can also connect with our team by following our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, where we regularly publish news and updates relevant to this area.

Resources


JOY LawJOY Law

Each Tuesday afternoon at 4.45pm, Kristina Antoniades hosts ‘JOY Law’ on JOY FM, a regular segment where we discuss legal issues of interest to the LGBTI community.

Topics we will cover include family law advice for rainbow families, surrogacy, sperm and egg donation agreements, adoption and co-parenting, estate planning, succession planning and taxation.  We’ll also address current topics and issues of interest to the LGBTI community.  Kristina will be joined by other members of the KHQ team each week.

If you’d like the team to answer a question on air, please email JOYlaw@joy.org.au.

KHQ Lawyers are proud sponsors of JOY FM.


Hours to suit you

We appreciate that your time is valuable, and for this reason, we are happy to offer consultations by telephone, skype, or email, to suit your needs.

You can also start the process of your family law consultation by engaging in our interactive form online. The link is below.

Initially you will be asked to answer 7 easy questions about your situation. You will then be provided with general advice about your circumstances (including how the family law system works), and your options with regard to parenting arrangements and/or a property settlement.

If you would like to provide further detail in your own time, and meet with one of our lawyers, our interactive form will ask you detailed questions regarding your current circumstances. Those instructions will then be provided in summary to our lawyers, to ensure that your first meeting with them is meaningful.

You will not be charged for using our online form.

Recognition

Our Family & Relationship Law team was “recommended” in the Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms (Melbourne) category for 2017.

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