Family Lawyers Newcastle & Central Coast

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Overview

No doubt if you are thinking about separating from your partner you have turned to friends and family for guidance and advice, but have you thought about obtaining advice from a Family Lawyer?

At Roberts Legal, we believe that being proactive and seeking legal advice prior to separating can be the key to ensuring that your separation runs as smoothly as possible.

We regularly meet with clients who are thinking about separating from their spouse or de facto partner. Separation is a stressful and uncertain time. Let us be your separation planning partner! We will help you set goals and give your more certainty about what your rights and obligations are when you are deciding to leave a relationship.

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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 to get you started in Family Law,
  • Hourly rates or negotiated fixed fees for each stage of your matter.

Our Family Lawyers will discuss our fees and charges with you and will provide an estimate of the fees and charges likely to arise in your matter.

 

Call now to speak to a Family Lawyer

1300 553 343

How Our Family Lawyers Help

At Roberts Legal we recognise that all relationships, and therefore separations, are different. What worked for your friends, family members and/or colleagues may not be what is best for you. You are about to make a life changing decision; you need advice tailored to your unique set of circumstances.

We will:

  • Talk you through the process of obtaining Family Court Orders,
  • Give you strategies to engage in preliminary negotiations with your soon to be ex-partner in relation to both parenting and property,
  • Refer to you to and attend a meeting with a great accountant and/or financial planner so that you can assess and work towards achievable goals,
  • Advise you about your entitlement to spousal maintenance and/or an interim property settlement, and
  • Link you with services who will assist you to physically leave a relationship.

Smart Start Consultation

More Information

How We Charge

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

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

Our Family Lawyers will discuss our fees and charges with you and will provide an estimate of the fees and charges likely to arise in your matter.

 

Call now to speak to a Family Lawyer

1300 553 343

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26/09/2019 by Samantha Miller

Can I make my husband/wife leave the family home now that we’re separated?

This is a very common question asked by parties following a separation.  It can be incredibly unpleasant to have to continue to live with an ex-partner until financial settlement is achieved.  Unfortunately, it is also incredibly difficult to force an ex-partner to leave the family home. The court is of the opinion that it is […]

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20/06/2019 by Anna Roberts

Separating? The best way to protect yourself, your children and your money.

Whether you have been planning a separation for some time, or you have been taken completely by surprise, separation can involve harsh realities and unwelcome changes for all involved.    In the early stages you may feel isolated, grief-stricken and unable to make plans, however, it is essential to get organised and take control to protect […]

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3/12/2013 by Anna Roberts

What should I do if I am thinking of separating?

Make a note of the date of separation even if you and your partner remained living under the same roof following separation. Both you and your partner will be required to make full and frank financial disclosure as part of any property settlement proceedings. Start a folder and collect you and your former partner’s recent […]

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Testimonials

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


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


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.