Our Expertise

As a family law firm, we understand that dealing with legal issues related to your family can be emotionally draining and overwhelming. That is why we strive to provide compassionate and effective legal representation to help you navigate the complexities of family law.

Our team of experienced lawyers has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all areas of family law, including property and financial matters, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance and international matters. We work tirelessly to protect our clients’ interests and rights, ensuring that they receive the best outcome in their legal proceedings.

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Adoption & Surrogacy

Adoption and surrogacy are two methods of building families that have become increasingly popular in Australia over the past few years. Both of these options can be rewarding, but they also have their own unique challenges and requirements. In this article, we will explore the current laws surrounding adoption and surrogacy in Australia, as well as some of the factors to consider before embarking on these paths.

Appeal Lawyers

You have weathered your interim hearing or final trial, only for the Family Court to hand down a decision that you think is wrong.
Some of the most common grounds for an appeal include errors in law or fact, procedural irregularities, or bias or misconduct by the judge or magistrate.

Child Support

Family law matters can be complex and emotional, particularly when it comes to issues surrounding children. One such issue is child support, which is the financial support paid by a parent to help cover the costs of raising their child. 

Consent Orders

A Consent Order is a legally binding agreement that is approved by the Family Court. It can cover both financial and parenting matters and can be used to resolve disputes that arise during or after a separation. 

De Facto Relationships

De facto relationships in Australia are defined as a relationship between two people who are not married but live together in a genuine domestic relationship. These relationships are recognized under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and are afforded the same legal protections as married couples.

Divorce

Divorce is the legal process by which a married couple terminates their marriage. In Australia, the process of divorce is governed by the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). This act outlines the legal requirements for divorce and the procedures involved in obtaining a divorce.

Domestic Violence

Family violence restraining orders (FVROs) are legal orders intended to protect individuals from abuse, harassment, and other forms of family violence. These orders are commonly used in situations where one family member has been subject to abuse or violence by another, and they are intended to prevent further harm and provide a measure of safety and security for the victim.

Parenting

The family law system in Australia operates under the Family Law Act 1975, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of parents and caregivers in relation to the care, welfare, and development of their children. In this brochure, we will discuss the key aspects of parenting matters in family law in Australia.

Parenting

The family law system in Australia operates under the Family Law Act 1975, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of parents and caregivers in relation to the care, welfare, and development of their children. In this brochure, we will discuss the key aspects of parenting matters in family law in Australia.

A binding financial agreement (BFA), also known as a pre-nuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement, is a legally binding document that sets out how a couple’s assets will be divided in the event of separation or divorce. BFAs can be made before, during or after marriage or a de facto relationship.

Property & Financial

At Leach Legal, we understand that financial property matters can be complex and emotional. Our experienced family law team is dedicated to helping our clients navigate these issues with sensitivity and expertise. 

Retaining Your Business

Family law issues can be extremely stressful and challenging for individuals and businesses alike. Disputes over finances, property, and custody can put a significant strain on business owners and their operations. In some cases, a family law issue can even threaten the very existence of a business. 

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is an important aspect of family law in Australia. It refers to the financial support that one spouse may be required to pay to the other spouse following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship. The purpose of spousal maintenance is to provide for the needs of the spouse who is financially disadvantaged as a result of the separation.

Wills & Estates

A will is important because it allows you to make important decisions about how your assets and property will be distributed after your death. Without a will, your assets and property will be distributed according to the laws of your state, which may not align with your wishes. In addition, a will can also designate guardians for minor children, name an executor to manage the distribution of assets, and even establish a trust to manage assets for beneficiaries.

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