Family law services in Ballarat

At Cargill Family Law, we are passionate about empowering our clients to make good decisions, based on a clear understanding of the facts and the law.

We take the time to listen and understand your individual circumstances and history and review all of the relevant evidence specific to your individual case.

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Property settlements

We negotiate fair property settlement agreements for our clients following the breakdown of their marriage / de facto relationships. If negotiations break down, we provide clear advice as to what property orders the Court would be likely to make in all of the circumstances and guide you through the process.

Spousal maintenance

We can advise you of whether spousal maintenance should be paid and negotiate terms concerning the payment of it. If negotiations break down, we provide clear advice as to what spousal maintenance orders the Court would be likely to make in your case and guide you through the process.

Divorce

We can take care of your divorce application by preparing your application and filing it with the Court. We also oversee the personal service of your application and attend Court on your behalf if there are children under the age of 18 years of age.

Parenting & Family

We negotiate safe and appropriate parenting arrangements that are in the best interests of your children. If negotiations break down, we provide clear advice as to what parenting orders the Court would be likely to make in all of the circumstances and guide you through the process.

Child support

Child support usually involves one parent paying another parent a sum of money each week to assist with the children’s living expenses. We assist you to negotiate the terms of a child support agreement which best meets the financial needs of your children.

Preparation for FDR/PDR conferences

We provide you with independent legal advice prior to attending Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) or Property Dispute Resolution (PDR) to empower you with the required knowledge to negotiate your own settlement agreement at mediation.

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