Experienced family lawyers
When family matters end up in court, you may need the support and advice of experienced family lawyers. Our dedicated team is here to help you in any family court proceedings.
Dedicated family court lawyers
Slater and Gordon's team of family lawyers have the empathy and the expertise you need in family court proceedings. Call us now on or contact us online and we will be happy to call you and discuss your options without obligation.
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Do I need a lawyer at family court proceedings?
Naturally, it all depends on the circumstances of the proceedings. However, in matters where there is likely to be any argument, we generally advise that you should at the very least take legal advice before attending a family court hearing.
Our family lawyers are highly experienced in providing support in relation to family court proceedings. This can be a big help if you are worried about the outcome of a family court hearing, particularly where other parties to the proceedings are likely to have or where the repercussions of the hearing could be serious, including cases that involve:
• Grandparent rights
• Child arrangement orders
• Financial remedy proceedings
• Relocation proceedings
• Proceedings dealing with specific issues such as a child's religious upbringing
This list isn't exhaustive and if you are at all worried about having to attend any family court proceedings, you should talk to one of our family law experts who will be happy to advise you on whether or not you need support for the family court proceedings.
Can a Mackenzie Friend help me at family court?
are individuals who can attend court hearings with you and help you to prepare for the hearing. However, they cannot talk in court on your behalf and of course, they are not legally qualified. However, if you are not able to afford legal fees for the hearing, this may be an option you want to consider
It's important to know however, that a Mackenzie Friend won't usually be legally qualified, and should only be relied upon to take notes and provide you with support and suggestions, as opposed to proper legal advice.
Can the Personal Support Unit help me?
The (PSU) is a charity that exists to provide help and support to people attending the Family Court without the benefit of legal representation. Again, the PSU won't be able to offer you legal advice, but they may be a good option if you simply want a little practical guidance and emotional support at what can be a stressful time.
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