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Sydney Family & Divorce Lawyers

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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 specialists.
  • We specialise in all areas of family law.
  • Our family law team has been nominated in Doyles Guide Best Family Lawyers 2018, 2019 and 2020.
  • We will work with your budget.

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What are consent orders?

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!

What is a divorce application?

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.

What is a binding financial agreement / Pre Nup?

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!

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Contact A Family Lawyer

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 office in the Sydney CBD.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sydney 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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What Our Clients Say

"Anna, you’ve made this hard battle much easier for me because of the way you actually cared about what I was going through. Always very professional and patient. I'm really glad I’ve chosen you to fight the battle of my life and even gladder to say: WE WON! Thank you very much for everything."

- Gustavo Daresi

"Thank you Anna Stock. Amazing professionalism, attention to detail and compassion when working in the sensitive area of family law. I would highly recommend Ramsden Lawyers for any legal service."

- Mary Baker

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