Family Lawyers Sydney
Michael Conley Lawyers are the best family lawyers in the Sydney area, supporting our clients with a range of family-focused legal services. Our experienced family law team will guide you and your family towards the most beneficial resolution. We have expertise in a range of family law matters including divorce, separation, financial support, parenting orders, and more. From straight-forward matters of separation and support, to more complex disputes involving substantial and varied assets located both in Australia and overseas, we’re here to guide you towards a satisfactory resolution and help secure the future of your family.
As one of the leading family law firms in Sydney, we focus on taking a collaborative approach to assist clients in resolving complex family law disputes. Our objective is to secure the best possible outcome for your family, especially for your children, by providing quality legal services. Focused on the big picture, we work with you to facilitate the most beneficial family law settlements. We have extensive experience with:
- Marriage and de facto relationship breakdowns, including divorce and separation
- Binding financial agreements, such as spouse maintenance and child support
- Children and parenting arrangements, such as child custody, parenting orders and parenting plans
- Child abduction matters
- Property settlement, including property identification and valuation, both within Australia and overseas
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Michael Conley Lawyers support our clients with a diverse team of family law experts, who prioritise the needs of your family first for the best outcome.
Our team includes barristers, partners, senior associates, paralegals, administrative staff, forensic accountants, counsellors, trained mediators and arbitrators. Together, our team takes a holistic approach to every case and strives to achieve a sensible and cost-efficient resolution that suits your needs with a focus on mediation, arbitration and negotiation.
Our goal is to understand the needs of your family in the long-term and attempt to resolve issues before heading to court to minimise the financial and emotional cost of these often difficult situations.
We understand how important communication and a prompt response is during stressful times, which is why our team prioritises communication to ensure you know what is involved at each step. You are able to start proceedings with confidence and always know what’s happening with your case. We always reply to your calls and emails, and we’ll never ask you to call back later.
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Family Law FAQs
The Family Law Act 1975 is an integral piece of legislation that focuses on the rights of children, as well as parental responsibilities in regards to children. The objective of the Family Law Act (FLA) is to ensure that children can enjoy a meaningful relationship with their parents and/or caregivers, and are protected from harm. The focus is very much on children and their rights within the family dynamic, and less about parental rights.
Family lawyers can handle a range of family-related disputes, though the most common cases for any family law firm is divorce cases and issues related to divorce, including financial support, custody or parenting arrangements, dividing assets or property, etc.
Family lawyers often work across a range of matters, including:
- Divorce: divorce application and settlement, and family arrangements related to divorce.
- Parenting orders and custody: parental responsibility, child welfare, custody rights, child living arrangements, allocation of time for each parent and/or legal caregiver.
- Financial matters: pre-nuptial agreements, division of assets (i.e. properties, superannuation, complex trust structures, companies/businesses, bankruptcy, etc.), spousal maintenance, and child support.
- Injunctions and personal protection orders.
Yes, you can represent yourself in court – known as a ‘self-represented litigant’ – however, the legal system can be confusing or overwhelming for those who are inexperienced in law proceedings, and we would recommend seeking legal advice at the very least. You can also make family law court enquiries through this service: Family Law National Enquiry Centre 1300 352 000. Alternatively, you can contact us, an experienced Sydney family law firm, for a 15 minute FREE consultation on the family law issues you’re facing.