Leading Family Law Firms Ipswich and Springfield
Divorce & Separation Specialists
We know how important it is to handle all family law matters of separation and divorce for our clients so that the impact on them and their families is as minimal as possible.
As experienced family court and divorce lawyers Ipswich residents have come to trust, we recognise how important it is to keep our clients out of litigation, only encouraging this as a last resort when it comes to family issues. If litigation is pursued, our clients can be confident that our experienced family lawyer in Ipswich is going to work in the most efficient and determined way possible, to ensure that the client’s interest and rights under the legal system are enforced in the best possible manner.
Parenting disputes, Child Support, and Other Family Law Disputes: One of the hardest issues for couples that are separating or divorcing is determining what is best for their children.
Our family law firm have dealt with many parenting and child support matters rising from divorce law. Our Ipswich lawyers know first-hand how stressful this may be for them and their children.
When seeking a Springfield Ipswich family lawyers practice for professional advice, clients are looking for the best team of solicitors that can well avoid the hassle of litigation, especially when their children are concerned.
Our family law solicitor avoids litigation unless it is absolutely necessary, encouraging and assisting our clients to best resolve family legal matters outside of the family court system. Aiming to arrive at the fairest and equal resolutions possible for all parties involved, our Ipswich family solicitor guarantees to always do what is right and best legal services for our clients.
Even more, our Ipswich lawyers also strive to be the voice of reason for all of our clients’ legal or family law issues, regardless of whether they’re divorcing or separating.
Domestic Violence & Spousal Maintenance Legal Support
Domestic violence is a crime that causes personal injury.
It happens much more often than people tend to realise. Most parties involved with family violence that causes personal injury believe a common misconception that there is little the government can do about this criminal law matter, but they are wrong.
With the help of Ipswich family lawyers, there are certain family laws to help people that experienced personal injury and feel the fear of domestic abuse in their lives.
As one of the leading teams of Ipswich family lawyers, we feel that we have a personal obligation to the community to provide legal advice and right family client service that makes them feel confident and safe from personal injury.
When our law firm is contacted about any areas that have to do with family violence or any family legal matters, our family lawyers in Ipswich take all of the right steps to assure our clients are both safe in body and mind, and always going beyond the standard family court proceedings to get the job done in the best possible way.
Leading Ipswich Solicitors In Financial Agreements & Business Settlements
One of the many reasons our experienced lawyers are some of the top solicitors in Springfield Ipswich is our legal services work with financial agreements and business property settlements.
We have vast and right client service experience over the years handling not just family law, but also financial agreements and property law issues.
Find Family Mediation Services Near You
If you are in need of professional advice or law mediation service from one of the leading family law firms Ipswich locals trust, please contact us during our opening hours and get in touch with Amanda at our business office.
Our friendly team of Ipswich family lawyers can conduct mediations either here in the Springfield Ipswich area or at another location closer to the parties – give us a call today.
Family Lawyer Ipswich – Mediation Services
Amanda Kent is an accredited Family Law Mediator (officially referred to as an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner). You can view her registration details at the following Attorney-General’s Department site here.
As an accredited family law mediator Amanda is qualified to conduct family dispute resolution sessions and client service in accordance with the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008.
Generally speaking, the family law requires separating families who have a dispute about children or property to make a genuine effort to try to sort any legal matter out through family dispute resolution before applying to the court for orders.
In some family law cases, dispute resolution will not be appropriate and therefore may not be required before proceeding to court. These situations may include any legal matter where there is family violence and urgent court applications.
Where the exemptions mentioned above do not apply, you will need a certificate from a family dispute resolution practitioner (known as a Section 60I Certificate) before resolving your matter in court.
Amanda’s services as a mediator can be retained directly by the parties or via their solicitors. You don’t need a solicitor to be with you for the mediation, but a lot of people find it beneficial. Mediations can take anywhere from a few hours to all day.
Amanda’s role when she is acting as a family dispute resolution practitioner is that of a confidential, independent and impartial person who can assist the parties by:
Identifying the major points of issue
Helping facilitate the understanding and exploration of all possible options
Documenting any agreed terms.
A mediator does not give legal advice and does not make a legal matter decision which is binding on the parties. The main benefits of family dispute resolution are that it often prevents a frustrating, costly and time-consuming court case.
Furthermore, it provides an outcome that you have had an active role in formulating and have agreed to. This places you in much more control than if a family law matter outcome is simply imposed on you from a judge.
Are You Looking for Family Mediation Services Near You?
If you are in need of a family mediation service, please contact Amanda at our office. We can conduct mediations either here in the Ipswich area or at another location closer to the parties.
Pricing Policy for ADF Members
As part of our commitment to the ADF community, all current permanent ADF members receive:
- 10% discount on professional fees for all legal services other than residential conveyancing; and
- $100.00 discount off professional fees for residential conveyancing matters (except conveyancing fees reimbursed under by HPSEA).
Further, the following groups will also receive a 10% discount on professional fees:
- Any current or retired ADF member who is the recipient of an award for valour, gallantry or courage;
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holders; and
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs White Card holder whose injury or illness has been accepted by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as being caused by war-like service.