Family Lawyers Newcastle & Central Coast

Are you having difficulty reaching an agreement with your ex-partner about parenting, property or financial matters?

Stop feeling lost or helpless. Take control of your life and make a fresh start today with support from one of the top Family Lawyers Newcastle has to offer.

Overview

Marriage or relationship breakdown is one of the most stressful life events that you will encounter.

Getting through it and successfully moving on will depend on many things, including the compassion, ability and experience of your Family Lawyer. We understand the difficulties often encountered by parties involved in Family Law disputes and assist our clients to achieve both short and long term objectives.

If your aim is to get things resolved fairly and quickly so that you can get on with life and make a fresh start, call now to speak to one our Newcastle based Family Lawyers.

If you are starting a new relationship we can also assist with Binding Financial Agreements (Prenuptial Agreements), Mutual Wills and Estate Planning.

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Brochures

Family Law: Statement of Preliminary Advice

TOP 10 Legal Financial Considerations when you are separating

Separation & Divorce

Child Support: the basics

Parenting Arrangements

Property Division

Spousal Maintenance

How we Charge

We offer flexible fee structures and payment arrangements for our clients including:

  • A once-off fixed fee initial consultation ($275 incl. GST) to get you started in Family Law,
  • Hourly rates or negotiated fixed fees for each stage of your matter.

Our Family Lawyers Newcastle and the Central Coast will discuss our fees and charges with you and will provide an estimate of the fees and charges likely to arise in your matter. If you’re looking for a family lawyers Newcastle look no further than Roberts Legal.

Call now to speak to a Family Lawyer

1300 553 343

How Our Family Lawyers Help

Recently Separated

If you have recently separated you may be experiencing frustration or anxiety in relation to:

  • Who is going to remain in the family home,
  • Maintaining access to your children,
  • Income support (Spousal Maintenance),
  • Child Support, or
  • Maintaining repayments in relation to joint expenses (Mortgage, school fees etc).

Our Lawyers will provide you with practical advice and assist you to navigate and resolve these problems including by negotiation, preliminary agreements, mediation, Consent Orders, arbitration or Family Court proceedings.

If you have recently separated you should also speak to us about:

  • Making a new Will and Superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination,
  • Revoking Powers of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring Guardian,
  • Severing Joint Tenancies in relation to co-owned property and investments.

Property & Divorce

Once preliminary matters are adequately addressed we will help you start your new life by:

  • Finalising a Property Settlement,
  • Finalising Spousal Maintenance arrangements, where necessary, and
  • Obtaining a Divorce Order.

We understand you are looking to move one with your life. Our Property & Divorce Lawyers are experienced in negotiating fair outcomes for our clients without the need for Court proceedings.

Children’s Issues

Issues with children can arise following separation or at any time whilst your child remains a minor. We can provide advice and assist you in relation to:

  • Where your children will reside,
  • What contact you and your ex will have,
  • Child Support payments,
  • Reviewing Parenting Arrangements, and
  • Relocation and travel issues and more.

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Call now to speak to a Family Lawyer

1300 553 343

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Success Stories

Recovery Orders and Issues with medicating children

The client has an autistic child who was medicated by his prescribing paediatrician. The father of the child was refusing to allow the mother to give the child the prescribed mediation and then refused to return the child to the mother telling her she was unsafe and was “drugging” the child. He wanted to use […]

Somethings you shouldn’t DIY

The client and his wife had attempted to negotiate the Court process themselves and were having difficulties. They had managed to agree to a “fair settlement” between them but then they wanted to obtain consent orders from the Court to avoid paying stamp duty on the transfers. The client came to us with the Court […]

Fast and easy property settlement

The client was a wife in need of assistance in sorting out a property settlement between herself and her husband. They had separated amicably enough but now things were getting tricky, as the husband had inherited money and spent the majority on “boy toys” but had also spent some of it on some minor improvements […]

A child in danger!

A very distressed father came to me needing assistance and advice. He strongly suspected that the mother of the child was using drugs and in a violent relationship with her current partner. The client had decided that it was too dangerous to return the child to the mother’s residence. We commenced proceedings and were able […]

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Testimonials

Watching you do your thing, was awe inspiring.

First of all, I want to thank you for the amazing support and guidance you gave me yesterday. Watching you do your thing, was awe inspiring. You have given me so much confidence in getting what I and my son truly deserve. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Jodie S


Help through a stressful situation.

Thank you for your help , Natasha. Your professionalism and friendly nature made an otherwise stressful situation bearable. I really felt like I had someone in my corner. Thanks so much.

Lisa Holdworth


A true champion of your profession

Thank you very much for all you have done for me. I had the best nights sleep I’ve had in 4 years last night. Once again thank you for your patience and attitude and commitment for a positive outcome. A true champion of your profession. 

G


I will highly recommend you

Thank you very much for your advice and and support during the last 2 years. I am pleased to have settled the matter. It’s appreciated and I will highly recommend you.

A


It is so good to see a professional with such great customer service

You were actually referred to me by one of your previous clients. Just goes to show how strong word of mouth is, especially in this town. There are now more people running around Newcastle saying what a terrific job you do.

From my perspective you are light years ahead of the competition. It is so good to see a professional with such great customer service, who can communicate in a calm clear manner, especially when I am and usually a bit emotional.

Keep up the good work Sam, I like forward to continuing to work with you on my matter.

P


My sincere gratitude for getting this arranged with commensurate alacrity

My sincere gratitude for getting this arranged with commensurate alacrity, it is thoroughly appreciated!

T


Thank you for all your support

Thanks Samantha,

I’m still feeling a little shell-shocked but slowly getting used to the idea that it is nearly all over.

Thank you for all your support – professionally and emotionally. It was a big day and I was glad you were with me throughout the entire process.

J


You have just given our family the best Christmas present ever

“Clare

You are amazing you have just given our family the best Christmas present ever”.

Kaenarelle S.


We have been able to secure our children’s safety and future

Natasha Smith has been the leader for our family case. Her support and sound advice when ever we require. With Natasha by our family’s side we have been able to secure our children’s safety and future.

Jessica Radisich


Natasha helped me to see my daughter again.

I first called Roberts Legal desperate to see my daughter after the breakdown of my relationship.

At first I was unsure of my rights but Natasha carefully guided me through the Family Law Court process and consent orders were made allowing me to see my daughter again and stay in regular contact.

I couldn’t be happier with the support from Natasha and the Roberts legal team.

John Hitchens


When deciding who is the best person to represent you and put your families best interests first you can’t go past Linsey

“When deciding who is the best person to represent you and put your families best interests first you can’t go past Linsey Wilson at Robert Legal Adamstown. From the day we walked in her office we knew we had the most professional lawyer to guide and direct us to a successful outcome. Thank you Linsey.”

 

Jessica R


With great rewards and a great outcome in our case we thank her from the bottom of our hearts.

“Hi everyone I’d just like to say a big big big thank u to Linsey Wilson. Linsey took over our case and her services and knowldedge that she bought to the case was hands down the best in the business. I couldn’t fault any of her advice and the way she works. With great rewards and a great outcome in our case we thank her from the bottom of our hearts. If anyone has any troubles in family matters I highly recommend u give her a call. Once again thank u to u and ur team for all your great efforts.”

 

Dereck R


Hands down, recommend Samantha Miller for all your family law needs.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Miss Samantha Miller for doing such an amazing job representing my case.

Samantha is very knowledgeable with family law, she was very thorough and explained everything well to me. Communication was a 10/10 even when Samantha wasn’t reachable she always made a priority to get back in touch with me in a reasonable time frame.

Also Roberts’s legal as a whole- everyone was amazing to deal with, Jess on reception, Bianca and Christa are all lovely ladies to deal with.

Hands down, recommend Samantha Miller for all your family law needs.

Samantha, thanks for doing an outstanding job.”

Laura P


I always felt informed and had confidence in the support I was provided. I would certainly recommend Anna to anyone in a similar situation.

“I had the pleasure of dealing with Anna Roberts earlier this year on a rather complex family law issue involving superannuation. Anna provided me comprehensive advice and recommended course of action. I always felt informed and had confidence in the support I was provided. I would certainly recommend Anna to anyone in a similar situation.”

Keith J


Samantha Miller from Roberts Legal was fantastic. She gave me very sound advice about family law, and was very understanding and supportive of my situation.

“Samantha Miller from Roberts Legal was fantastic. She gave me very sound advice about family law, and was very understanding and supportive of my situation. The legal advice and support that she gave me was invaluable, and it certainly helped me to get through a very difficult time. Furthermore, she was always reliable in her communication with me – always replying to my emails and messages. And she always followed up with my requests and questions. Samantha was recommended to me by 2 other people and I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others.”

Amanda V


I have been dealing with Roberts Legal for a few months now and I could not be happier with the way they conduct business and the service they provide.

“I have been dealing with Roberts Legal (Adamstown) for a few months now and I could not be happier with the way they conduct business and the service they provide. I have had dealings with Clare McAteer and Linsey Wilson and I must say that they are both amazing women and are fantastic in the jobs they do. Considering the matter that I have enlisted their services, they have never made feel like I was just another case number. Instead I am a person and I matter. There is no limit to the care they show for their clients and to get an email out of business hours to me just shows that they care, just because the lights are turned off in the office doesn’t mean they stop thinking about you! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Roberts Legal. Keep up the great work xx.”

Kellie P


You really helped me through a nerve racking time.

“You really helped me through a nerve racking time and made me feel so much more at ease when I left in the afternoon.”

Rebecca J