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Why choose us?

  • We have a team of 8 highly skilled family lawyers who only practice family law.
  • We have 2 accredited family law specialist.
  • We specialise in all areas of family law.
  • Our family law team has been nominated in Doyles Guide Best Family Lawyers 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • We will work with your budget.

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  • INITIAL CONSULTATION

  • FREE BY TELEPHONE, VIDEO CONFERENCE OR IN PERSON. If possible, our lawyers prefer to meet you in person. This is a no obligation consultation. Click here to book now using our online calendar system, or phone us today to schedule your appointment.
  • PROPERTY AND / OR PARENTING CONSENT ORDERS

  • Unfortunately, when spouses have not yet come to an agreement for their property settlement, it can be a little bit difficult for us to estimate your fees through this calculator. Please book a free initial consultation to meet with one of our family lawyers and they will be able to walk you through the process and fees much more accurately.
  • Unfortunately, when spouses have not yet come to an agreement for the arrangements of their child or children, it can be a little bit difficult for us to estimate your fees through this calculator. Please book a free initial consultation to meet with one of our family lawyers and they will be able to walk you through the process and fees much more accurately.
  • BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENT / PRENUP

  • Unfortunately, in most cases, when combined assets go beyond 5 million in value, they can become quite complex and it can be a little bit difficult for us to estimate your fees through this calculator. Please book a free initial consultation to meet with one of our family lawyers and they will be able to walk you through the process and fees much more accurately.
  • STANDARD DIVORCE APPLICATION

  • Please note that you are eligible for a divorce 12 months from the date of separation. There is currently no requirement for parties to get divorced after separating but you cannot remarry until you do. In the event you do choose to get a divorce at a later date, parties then have 12 months from the date of the divorce order to apply for a property settlement. If you have any questions, please contact our office about these crucial dates.
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When separating, parties can formalise their property settlement and future arrangements for their children in one document called ‘Consent Orders’. To enter into this document, you and your former spouse need to come to an agreement, but we can help you get to that agreement. Once that agreement has been reached, parties will sign the documents and we will send them to the Family Court of Australia to review. Because the Family Court of Australia review and seal the document, this helps protect you in the future with a much more binding document!
Why we love consent orders – because you and your former spouse don’t need to attend court! Saving you time, stress and money!

Often known as a ‘BFA’, ‘Separation Agreement’ and/or ‘Prenup’, this is the second and only other way (by agreement) you can formalise your property settlement matters pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975. Most of our clients enter into these documents wanting some clarity as to what happens with the assets accumulated during the relationship in the unfortunate event they separate, or are separating and want to formalise how the assets are divided.
This document is designed for parties who are:

  • About to enter into a de facto relationship;
  • During a de facto relationship;
  • After a de facto relationship ends;
  • Before a marriage;
  • During a marriage; or
  • Following the breakdown of a marriage.

Why we love BFA’s – because unlike Consent Orders (discussed above) the agreement reached by the parties does not have the scrutiny of the Family Court and therefore can be much more custom and unique with just as much protection!

A Divorce Application is simply applying to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for a Divorce Order declaring you and your former spouse are officially divorced and can remarry. It does not have anything to do with property settlements or parenting arrangements which require a different process (i.e. Consent Orders or a Binding Financial Agreement).
Hint – if you and your former spouse can agree to sign the Divorce Application together, you will not need to go the extra step of complying with the Family Court Rules of serving the Application on the other party.

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If you're ready to schedule a free consultation with one of our Family Lawyers, call our Gold Coast office on (07) 55 921 921
You may also email any enquiries to enquiries@ramsdenlaw.com.au

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We understand that taking the first step to talk to a Family Lawyer after separation can be daunting. However, it is invaluable to arm yourself with knowledge moving forward.

Our initial consultation are confidential and can be discussed over the phone or in person at our conveniently located in the heart of the Gold Coast.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our Family Lawyers Please call our office on the 1300 749 709, fill out online enquire form or book below using our online calendar system

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