If you are looking for a Melbourne Family Lawyer, then you have come to the right place. Knight Family Lawyers is a family law firm based in the Melbourne CBD. We have the knowledge, resources and legal team equipped to handle all of your family law matters. We take extra care with every client and understand that no two matters are the same. We tailor our approach to each client’s unique case and financial needs, whilst taking into account our client’s emotional needs.
We explore all avenues from negotiation to mediation, and only use ligation as a last resort.
Knight Family Lawyers can assist you at a fair price in all aspects of family law; including;
Australia has a no fault divorce system. This means that the Court is not concerned as to why the marriage ended.
To obtain a divorce, all that is required is that;
You can make an application for divorce either by yourself or together with your spouse. If you have children under the age of 18, the Court will require that the applicant appears to satisfy the Court that there are arrangements in relation to the children before a divorce is granted.
A divorce order will become absolute after 30 days of it being granted. A divorce is a legal end to your marriage, however, it does not resolve matters surrounding parenting or property matters.
When it comes to child-related matters, they must be handled in a sensitive but timely manner. We have the necessary skills and the know-how to protect your child’s best interests. We understand the frustration that you go through when you are trying to protect your child or trying to get contact with your child.
No matter the situation, we can assist you in your Parenting Orders case. We encourage our clients to consider a position where the children’s best interests are protected without involving the Court.
We work with our clients in formulating agreements into Court-made parenting orders or an informal parenting plan. In the event that matters are not resolved, we are with our client every step of the way whilst the matter is litigated through the Court process.
Here at Knight Family Lawyers, we can assist you with the correct legal advice in relation to your children, including;
When you and your former partner decide that you are unable to live together, you will eventually have to work out a property settlement. A property settlement comes in many forms, from Court-ordered settlement to a Binding Financial Agreement. This is something we can assist you with.
However, if the two of you cannot agree on a settlement, we are here to guide you along the Court process. We understand the stress and difficulty that you face when deciding on your property settlement, and possess the knowledge and expertise to help you every step of the way.
Your grandchildren have the right to a meaningful relationship with both sides of the family – and that includes their grandparents. We understand the stress and difficulty that you face when you are being denied the opportunity to have a relationship with your grandchildren. We have the knowledge and expertise when it comes to obtaining orders that allow grandparents and extended family to have a relationship with the child.
Here at Knight Family Lawyers, we can assist you with the correct legal advice in relation to your grandchildren, including;
In accordance with the law, parents are legally obligated to provide financial aid for their children.
Child Support is calculated in accordance with an eight-step formula and is administered by the Department of Human Services – Child Support Agency.
However, parents can agree to opt out of the Child Support Agency assessment by entering into a Binding Child Support Agreement. A Binding Child Support Agreement that is properly drawn up is enforceable.
A Binding Child Support Agreement does not necessarily have to deal with a cash payment; it can also include matters such as payment of medical expenses and school fees.