Family Law

At Butlers, we operate under the belief that "family comes first" and this kind of work ethic is especially demonstrated in our relationships with our family law clients. We believe in "family first" for our clients as well as our staff, something that isn't necessarily the norm with most Western Australian family lawyers.  Whether you have got a difficult family law case or something that just needs a bit of attention, Butlers will provide you the service that best fits your needs.

Family Law matters can be especially stressful. Our experienced Legal Team can assist you during this difficult time with personal, professional advice that comes from decades of combined experience in this area.

Aspects of Family Law
Family law has many aspects to it, and Butlers Lawyers are highly regarded in their practices and experiences in this area, including:
 
  • Adoptions
  • Applications for Consent Orders
  • Bankruptcy proceedings in Family Court
  • Financial Agreements
  • Child Support
  • Children's Issues
  • De Facto Relationships
  • Divorce
  • Financial Issues/Property Settlements and Maintenance
  • Financial Agreements (formerly known as Pre-nuptial Agreements or Binding Financial Agreements)
  • Third Party intervention in Family Court
  • Violence Restraining Orders
In the area of family law, cases range from highly intricate and of a delicate nature to simpler situations that are quickly and easily resolved. Butlers specialises in all of these, giving top quality service to our wide range of clients.
 
Divorce Lawyer

A divorce lawyer may be one of the most important aspects of the process of ending a marriage and contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t always have to be done solely for the purpose of protecting your assets or rights, or “in case things get messy”.

At Butlers, we realise that the dissolution of your marriage is difficult enough without intimidating legal references and mountains of paperwork. As your divorce lawyers, we strive to make the process as easy as possible, giving you quality legal advice while keeping the entire ordeal as free of avoidable stress as we can.

Our family lawyers are experienced in many areas of divorce and family law, such as:

  • Property Division
  • Child Support and Maintenance
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Parental Rights

Hiring a divorce lawyer doesn’t have to be yet another part of an already unpleasant process.

Contact us for more information on how our family law team can help you through your difficult time.

What is a Financial Agreement?

A Financial Agreement is essentially a Contract entered into between you and the other party regarding how your property and financial resources are to be dealt with if you separate. The Financial Agreement does not come into effect unless and until there is a separation. Parties may enter into a Financial Agreement:

  • before marriage (or de facto relationship);
  • during marriage (or de facto relationship), and before separation;
  • during marriage, and after separation; or
  • after divorce (or the end of a de facto relationship).

It usually spells out the agreement reached between the couple as to their finances, and the division of their assets and financial resources, if their relationship comes to an end. However, a Financial Agreement may incorporate other matters incidental or ancillary to property issues, such as spousal maintenance and child support.

For further information on Financial Agreements click here.

 

 

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