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Family and Relationship Law

Gadens’ Family & Relationship Law Team offers a comprehensive, personalised yet sensitive service in all aspects of family and relationship law including divorce, children and property matters, guardianship and defacto / domestic partnerships. A number of the members in our team are Accredited Specialists in related areas of law including Family Law and Children’s Law.

We regularly advise in relation to complex property settlement and maintenance negotiations, preparation of and advice relating to Binding Financial Agreements including before (pre-nuptial), during or at the end of a marriage (separation agreements), all aspects of family law relating to domestic relationships including litigation, mediation and cohabitation, residence, contract and other issues relating to children and all aspects of child support and adult dependent child maintenance issues.

With a team of dedicated, specialist lawyers our expertise also extends to the provision of services in the guardianship and administration areas of the law, including representing a party who seeks to have a guardian and / or administrator appointed for another party, or who has an interest in being represented in any such application being made, for example of a family member.

We understand the sensitivities that surround all types of family law matters and wherever appropriate and possible, we promote alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation and arbitration, rather than litigation. However, where litigation is unavoidable, our team is highly-skilled and experienced in advising on strategy and preparing, presenting and conducting all aspects of litigation ensuring our clients’ best interests are always looked after.

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