All Family Law Services
We’ve been helping our clients to reach resolutions that align with their best interests for over 100 years. We are dedicated to providing expert counsel and solid legal support during your family law journey.
Reach A Fair Outcome
If you’re encountering a relationship breakdown, our highly skilled Family Lawyers are prepared to assist you in effectively resolving your issue, facilitating a just and equitable resolution for all parties involved.
Free First Appointment
Take the initial step in understanding your rights, responsibilities, and entitlements by arranging a free initial consultation with our team. It’s a no-obligation opportunity to gain clarity regarding your unique situation.
With over 35 years of experience, our Geelong family lawyers are highly skilled and knowledgeable. We pride ourselves on remaining calm, courageous, and focused, especially during crisis situations. Our top priority is always our clients’ needs.
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Resolving Family, Divorce, Parenting & Property Disputes
How Can Our Family Law Team Help You?
Mediation for Families & Resolving Family Disputes
Family Mediation offers remarkably efficient alternatives to avoid the complexities of the Family Court system. While specific conflicts may eventually necessitate court intervention, the majority of our clients discover that these approaches offer a swifter and more constructive route to negotiate and settle issues.
These methods not only alleviate stress but also markedly diminish legal expenses tied to divorce, separations, and other family legal matters. It’s an approach that emphasises cooperation and addresses the needs of both parties, with everyone’s well-being as the top priority.
Collaborative Law Services
Our dedicated Collaborative Law services can help you to address family law matters such as parenting matters and property settlement. This method underscores the importance of collaboration and transparent communication to promote harmonious resolutions. We put cooperation at the forefront, partnering with you to navigate the intricacies of family law. We ensure that your circumstances are considered as we pursue equitable and mutually advantageous resolutions.
If you or your children have been affected by domestic or family violence, we can assist with applying for Family Violence Intervention Orders for your safety and well-being. We can also assist if you feel a Domestic Violence order has been unfairly or unreasonably taken out against you.
Child Protection & Matters of Child Safety
Prioritising the safety and welfare of your child or children is of utmost importance. Our legal team can offer support in child protection cases involving family members, relatives, or entities such as the Department of Families Fairness and Housing (previously known as DOCS), foster care, or any other concerns related to the well-being of children.
We are committed to safeguarding the best interests of your child, and our legal experts can provide advice and representation to ensure the security and welfare of your child. This assistance may encompass negotiations, legal proceedings, or intervention orders, as necessary.
De Facto Relationship Breakdown
Comprehending your rights and obligations after a de facto relationship ends is paramount. Our legal professionals provide invaluable counsel on financial and property concerns, guaranteeing the safeguarding of your interests. If you are concluding a de facto relationship, our team can lead you through the legal intricacies, helping you to secure your financial well-being and address any potential disputes with transparency and equity.
LGBTIQ+ & Same-Sex Relationships
Pearsons Lawyers delivers extensive legal support and advice specifically designed for same-sex couples. We tackle various concerns, including property rights, parenting arrangements, and financial agreements customised to the dynamics of same-sex partnerships. Our knowledgeable team of family lawyers is dedicated to protecting your rights and interests, offering essential legal assistance to guide you through these matters with ease.
Property & Financial Settlements
Efficient and impartial allocation of property and assets during separation is our area of expertise. We work to ensure that you obtain a just settlement, taking into account your financial welfare and stability. Our team diligently evaluates and divides assets, encompassing real estate, investments, and personal belongings, to aid you in securing your economic well-being while addressing potential disputes.
We can also offer assistance with more intricate property settlement issues, such as corporate and trust structures, the division of self-managed superannuation funds, or the overturning of previous financial agreements.
Binding Financial Agreements
Binding Financial Agreements following a divorce or relationship dissolution can often be resolved without courtroom involvement. However, it is essential to seek expert guidance before making any commitments.
Our adept and exceptionally skilled family lawyers can assist you in planning your financial future, enabling you to progress by arranging and formalising legally sound, binding financial agreements.
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Let’s Work Together
Step 1: Book Your Free AppointmentNo strings attached. No hidden costs. Just a free, confidential, one-on-one consultation with an expert family lawyer.
Step 2: Talk To An ExpertGet all your questions answered, discuss your options, understand your entitlements & know what your divorce will cost.
Step 3: Know Where You StandYou’ll get the advice you need to move on with your life and find the happiness you deserve whilst getting a fair and equitable split.
Know Where You Stand
Book Your Free Appointment
During your initial free consultation we will:
- Discuss your circumstances.
- Answer any questions about the divorce process.
- Discuss your options.
- Advise you of your entitlements.
- Provide you with information about the cost of a divorce and separation.
Call our office or fill in the contact form to book your free appointment.
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Ready to take the first step towards your future?
Schedule your free consultation with our experienced Family Lawyers in Geelong today and secure the peace of mind you deserve.