Perth Family Lawyers

Are you going through a family breakdown?

Our expert lawyers can assist in affordable solutions for the following family law services:

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Perth Family Lawyers

Perth Family Lawyers – How can we help you?

If you are going through a divorce or other family law issue, you need experienced legal representation. The team at Perth Family Lawyers has the experience and knowledge to guide you through every step of your case ensuring you receive the best possible outcome.

We understand that dealing with family law issues can be emotionally challenging and we will provide you with the support and guidance you need to get through this difficult time.

Perth Corporate & Commercial Lawyers

Have a commercial or commercial law issue you need legal assistance with?
 

ABMS Lawyers will provide you with advice and affirmative action over a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, having a wealth of experience in all areas of commercial practice.

We understand that commercial transactions can be complex, and we have the expertise to advise you on the best course of action. We will work with you to find practical solutions to your legal problems, and ensure that your interests are protected.

ABMS Lawyers can assist you with:

  • Contracts and agreements
  • Business structuring and formation
  • Shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Franchising
  • Sale of business
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property
  • Debt recovery
  • Trusts
  • Equity and Finance

Property Settlement Lawyers Perth

Going through a separation and need some help with settling your property?

The specialist Family Law team at ABMS Lawyers have decades of experience in all aspects of financial matters and property division for separating couple.

Breakdown of a relationship can be an emotionally charged time, and we will work with you to resolve your matter in a sensitive and practical manner. We will provide you with clear advice on your legal rights and options so that you can make informed decisions about your future.

ABMS Lawyers can assist you with:

  • Property settlement
  • Transfer of property
  • Division of assets
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Binding financial agreements

We understand that every family law matter is unique, and we will tailor our approach to suit your individual needs. Contact us today to discuss your matter with one of our experienced Perth family lawyers.

Child Support Lawyers

Do You Have Children? You’ll Appreciate Our Child Support Legal Expertise.

If you are divorced, separated and have children under the age of 18, speak to our Perth child support lawyers who know the WA Family Law.

We are experienced in all aspects of child support family law and you’ll get practical advice and assistance on what is correct and fair based on your individual situation.

Our locally focused lawyers that know Perth and it’s surrounds also understand that your children need minimal conflict and maximum resolution in the shortest amount of time for their own emotional wellbeing.  

But sometimes, you’ll need strong representation to ensure all parties are participating and by leaving the difficult steps to us, you can indeed minimise obvious conflict.

We’ll engage with your ex partner so you can reach an agreement around child support and make sure that the payments are made and they are of an amount fair to all parties.

  • Recovering unpaid child support
  • Establishing child support
  • Changing child support orders
  • Child support and tax
  • Calculating child support
  • Making and enforcing child support orders

Contact us today to speak about child support with one of our knowledgeable family lawyers.

Asset Division & Financial Separation Perth

Going through a separation and need some help dividing assets fairly?

Separation not only affects your emotional well-being but also your financial well-being. Property settlement and asset division are required for separated couples to end their financial relationship.

Without doing so, your former spouse still has a degree of control and it will be harder to move on to the next stage of your life. Resolving a financial dispute requires skill, experience and expert knowledge.

ABMS Lawyers are experts in property settlement & financial separation, we can provide you with the advice and assistance you need to reach a fair and equitable agreement. We understand that every family is different, and we will tailor our approach to suit your individual needs.

ABMS Lawyers can assist you with:

  • Property settlement
  • Transfer of property
  • Division of assets
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Binding financial agreements

We understand that this is a difficult time for you, and we will work with you to find the best solution for your family.

Contact us today to speak to our lawyers about your situation.

Perth Spousal Support & Maintenance

Are you not getting enough or paying too much in spousal support? Talk to our team today

If you are considering separating from your spouse, or have already done so, you may be entitled to spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance is financial support that is paid by one spouse to the other and is used to help maintain the standard of living that was enjoyed during the marriage.

The amount of spousal maintenance that is payable will depend on a number of factors, including the needs of the spouse and the ability of the other spouse to pay. Maintenance is not always payable, and it is not always payable for life.

ABMS Lawyers are experienced in all aspects of spousal maintenance and can provide you with practical advice and assistance. We can help you to reach an agreement with your spouse about maintenance, and make sure that the payments are made.

Contact us today to speak to our lawyers about your situation.

Perth Parental Responsibility

Do you need orders put in place or to update orders regarding parental responsibility?

The Family Law Act stipulates the best interests of the child as the most important consideration when deciding on a child’s living arrangements to be made when parents separate. In most cases, it is in the best interests of the child to spend equal time with both parents.

What is Parental Responsibility?

If you and your partner have recently separated or you are thinking about separating and you have children, there are several decisions you need to make to ensure your children’s welfare is not at risk. This includes:

  • Who will have the responsibility to make proper decisions for your children in respect to schooling and medical issues and other long-term care and welfare issues.
  • Where will the children live, with who and for how long.
  • How much time will the children spend with the parent they are not living with
  • When making these decisions, you are encouraged by law to ensure those decisions are in the best interests of your children. This principle should be the driving factor when you are negotiating your parenting agreement whether you are in Court or not.

The Best interests of the child is the most important factor to be considered when making decisions regarding children. It is in a child’s best interests that:

  • children are protected from physical or psychological harm, abuse, neglect and family violence.
  • both parents have meaningful involvement in the children’s live where possible, and
  • the children receive proper parenting from both parents to help reach their full potential, and each parent meets their responsibilities as a parent.

It is also in a child’s best interests that their parents cooperate with each other and communicate openly to resolve any differences they may have regarding the care of their children. If parents cannot agree on parenting arrangements, then they may need to seek the assistance of a family law mediation service or through the Court process.

De Facto Relationships

Not sure if you qualify for a Defacto separation? – Talk to our team today.

We can advise you on what constitutes a de facto relationship in the eyes of the law and your rights with respect to property, maintenance and children in the event of a relationship breakdown.

A de facto relationship is defined by the Family Law Act as a couple who are not married but live together on a genuine domestic basis. In order to be considered to be in a de facto relationship, you must have lived together for at least two years or had a child together.

A couple can be of the same or opposite sex and does not need to have registered their relationship with the state or territory in which they live.

De facto relationships are treated similarly to marriages under Australian law, which means that couples who separate after living together in a de facto relationship have the same property rights as married couples. This includes the right to seek a property settlement from the Court.

De facto couples also have the same maintenance rights as married couples, which means that they can seek financial support from their former partner if they are unable to support themselves financially.

Finally, de facto couples also have the same parental responsibility rights as married couples with respect to their children. This means that they can both make decisions about their children’s education, healthcare and welfare.

If you are in a de facto relationship and are thinking about separating, then you should contact us to discuss your legal rights and options. We can assist you with negotiating a property settlement and applying for maintenance, as well as advise you on your parental responsibility rights.

Divorce Lawyers Perth

Filing for a device and not sure what you need?

For many, getting a divorce is a difficult process. Not only do most people suffer through the emotional stress of a relationship breakdown, there are also many other things to deal with such as legal and financial paperwork.

At ABMS Lawyers, we understand how difficult this time can be and we are here to help you through the process. We can assist you with all aspects of your divorce, from filing the necessary paperwork with the Court to negotiating a property settlement.

We understand that every divorce is different and we will tailor our advice to your individual circumstances. We also understand that some couples may want to avoid going to Court and we are experienced in mediation and collaborative law, which are alternatives to the traditional litigation process.

We can also assist you with applying for a divorce if your spouse is overseas or if you have been married for less than two years and you are unable to locate your spouse.

If you are thinking about getting a divorce, then contact us today to discuss your situation. We can provide you with the advice and assistance you need to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Perth Estate Planning Lawyers

Need to understand how to divide your estate in your will or in a separation?

Have you wondered what happens to you and your assets in the event that you are severely ill or incapacitated, for example, if you fall into a coma or suffer from a brain injury, or if you die?

It is important to have a valid Will in place so that your assets can be distributed in accordance with your wishes in the event of your death. If you do not have a Will, then your assets will be distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy, which may not be what you would have wanted.

The average Australian today has a much more complex financial arrangement than in decades past. In addition to the family home, car and bank accounts, it is now common for people to have:

  • Superannuation;
  • Shares and property investments;
  • Family trusts;
  • Personal businesses or companies;
  • Life insurance.

It is therefore even more important to have a valid Will so that your assets can be distributed in accordance with your wishes.

 

We can also assist you with estate planning in the event that you become incapacitated. We can draft documents such as enduring powers of attorney and advance health directives so that your finances and healthcare can be managed in accordance with your wishes if you are unable to do so yourself.

If you need assistance with estate planning, then contact us today. We can provide you with the advice and assistance you need to ensure that your assets are protected and that your wishes are carried out.

Will & Trusts

Do you have a Will?

Do you need to update your Will?

At ABMS Lawyers, we can assist you with drafting a Will that takes into account your unique circumstances and ensures that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. We can also assist you with setting up trusts, which can be used to protect your assets from creditors or from being distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy.

If you already have a Will, then you should review it regularly to ensure that it still reflects your wishes. This is especially important if you have had a change in your circumstances, such as getting married, having children or buying a property.

We are receiving an ever-increasing number of requests for assistance from clients wishing to challenge a will. This includes clients having problems with trusts, whether they be executors, trustees or beneficiaries.

There are a number of reasons why people may want to challenge a will, including:

  • The will was not validly executed;
  • The testator did not have the required mental capacity to make a will;
  • The testator was unduly influenced by another person when making the will

If you have been left out of a will or if you are not happy with the provision that has been made for you, then contact us today to discuss your options. We can help you to understand the process for challenging a will and we can assist you with making a claim.

We understand that contesting a will can be a difficult and emotional time, but we can provide you with the support and guidance you need to get through it.

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