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We believe in a world where people separate and divorce with dignity, respect, and care.
We have provided proactive and quality family law legal advice to over 1,500 clients.
We have assisted 97% of clients to resolve their family law matters amicably and successfully.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Do I need to use a family lawyer / divorce lawyer?
Yes. Going through a divorce is an emotional time. When you are under strain or pressure, you do not negotiate in your best interests. Without a family lawyer / divorce lawyer you will be unable to protect your interests and get the fairest outcome.
My ex refuses to get a family lawyer / divorce lawyer – what should I do?
Concentrate and protect your interests. Think about yourself and what you need.
Case: We acted for a client whose ex thought they were smarter, better, cleverer, than us or our client. We were able to get an iron-clad agreement that left the ex-spouse with all the capital gains tax on a business asset. The tax was a hefty bill of $100,000 which our client happily passed on.
How much will it cost to use a family lawyer / divorce lawyer?
Our prices start from $550. Every client is unique and has different and specific family law circumstances. We offer fixed and non-fixed pricing options and legal / litigation funding is available.
Case: A client signed a legal agreement without legal advice and found out that they were stuck with a debt of $200,000 and there was no way out of it! What could have cost the client a few thousand dollars ended up costing so much more.
How long will it take to get through my divorce or separation?
Fact: If you are married, you can’t file for divorce unless you have been separated for 12 months.
Fact: You do not need to be legally divorced to finalise your property, financial and children’s family law matters.
Fact: If you are in a de facto relationship, there is no formal application required to separate – you have 24 months to finalise your financial and property matters.
The legal process of separation and divorce from start to end typically takes 3 to 6 months.
However, we have had matters that can wrap up in a matter of weeks.
What if my ex refuses to mediate when I want to?
Although this is a very frustrating and upsetting situation, we can help.
As your trusted family lawyer and adviser we will invite your ex-partner to a lawyer-assisted mediation and let them know that mediation is compulsory in most family law cases.
In most cases, an ex who refused to initial mediate, will change their minds and attend mediation.
I had an affair – can my ex use this against me?
According to Australian family law, there is a no-fault divorce system. This means that you can decide that your marriage is over and there is no chance that you can make it work. You have tried but can’t make it work. That’s it. Nothing more.
So, legally your ex can’t use the affair against you, but they can they make it hard for you!
To survive, you must get legal and family law support, and you must know your rights.
My family lawyer / divorce lawyer says I need to get a barrister. Isn’t that just a waste of money?
Your barrister is part of your legal team. When your ex has a barrister on their side, you too want to turn up well-supported and protected by your family lawyers and legal team.
Can I still see my kids even if my ex and I don’t have any formal agreements?
During times of troubles, children need both their parents. Be present and make sure that the children know that you love and care for them.
If your ex-partner becomes difficult or is compromising your relationship with the children, contact us about your family law rights.
My ex doesn’t like my new partner and won’t let me see my kids – what can I do?
Children have a right to spend time and communicate with both parents and their extended family. They have a right to have you, and even your partner, come along to their school and after school activities as well as participate in important events, such as birthdays, Christmas and other religious or cultural significant days.
If you find yourself in this situation, contact us and to meet with our family lawyers.
I don’t see my kids; do I have to pay child support?
Yes. Parents have a responsibility to financially support their children. If you’re not seeing your children, why not? Your child needs you to be present, engaged and involved in their lives.
Fact: The amount of child support you pay depends on the time you spend with your children.
I run a successful business; how can I keep and protect it?
Yes, you can, if you take steps to ensure that your ex-partner or spouse is removed as director/shareholder/partner or any other involvement in the business.
You will need to be transparent and give your ex-partner access to the financials of the business, as well as agree to valuations if required.
The business is an asset, just like your home, car, shares or any other items of value.
Can I buy a new car, unit, or house?
When you are in the middle of divorce or separation, whether amicable or not, typically it is best to make no changes to your financial position or value of your assets, unless it is urgent or critical.
I still love my partner! What can I do if I do not want to separate or divorce?
This is a truly heartbreaking position to be in. We always encourage you and your spouse to give your relationship a chance to work.
If you are really committed, then get into action – get the appropriate, professional and consistent help and relationship guidance that you need. Do whatever it takes! You will soon find your efforts will be rewarded or ignored.
If your good intentions are ignored or rejected, then take comfort in the fact that you did all you could to make this work.
Tell me about Cominos Family Lawyers?
Cominos Family Lawyers is a leading family law practice that was established in 2010. Since this time, we have focused exclusively on family law matters. Our family lawyers believe that divorce is a life-changing event and requires effective and caring representation and family law legal advice.
We do this by:
1 – Always delivering clear, timely and quality advice.
2 – Never giving you the run around.
3 – Keeping you informed every step of the way.