Legal regimes such as family law, wills and estate planning law that affect private lives.
FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS: Advise, draw, negotiate and finalise binding financial agreement for couple (married or de facto) who wish to deal with the division of their property and provision of maintenance before, during and following the end of their relationship.
PROPERTY DISPUTES: Conduct property division and spousal maintenance litigation at Family Court and Federal Circuit Court.
PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS: Advise, draw, negotiate and finalise binding child support agreement and parenting plan following the end of marital and de facto relationship.
CARE DISPUTES: Conduct children arrangement litigation at Family Court and Federal Circuit Court.
DIVORCE: Advise, prepare and lodge sole or joint application for divorce.
WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING
WILLS: A Will is a legal document that sets out who you want to manage and receive your assets when you die. It also sets out how your assets shall be managed. It can be a simple document but in some circumstances a complex will or a testamentary trust may be required.
GENERAL NON-ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY: A legal document by which you give your attorney the legal authority to deal with your financial and legal matters but it stops to have effect if you lose capacity.
ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY: A legal document by which you give your attorney the legal authority to look after your personal, financial and legal affairs on your behalf when you are not available or unable to do so.
SUPPORTIVE ATTORNEY APPOINTMENT: A legal document by which you appoint a supportive attorney to support you to make and give effect to your decisions while you still have decision-making capacity but need support in making decision. The supportive attorney does not make decision for you.
APPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL DECISION MAKER: A legal document by which you allow a medical treatment decision maker to make decisions on your behalf when you no longer have decision making capacity.
ADVANCE CARE DIRECTIVE: A legal document setting out what healthcare treatments you would like to have or refuse, should you be in a position where you are seriously ill or injured and unable to make or communicate decisions about your care and treatment.
SUPPORT PERSON APPOINTMENT (MEDICAL): A legal document by which you appoint a support person to assist you to make decision for yourself by collecting and interpreting information or assisting you to convey your decisions.