Yes; same- sex couples have the same entitlements under Australian law as heterosexual couples. Current Australian laws allow those leaving an unsuccessful same-sex relationship to pursue property settlement, as well as apply for child-support agreements.
Yes, you are entitled to apply to the Court for either Interim or Final Parenting Orders following separation, and if both parties agree, orders can be made by the Court to finalise the agreement.
If you want a quick chat to one of our Family Law Specialists then the 15 minute consultation allows us to give you some general advice about whether we can assist you in your matter. In 15 minutes, we do not provide specific legal advice about your situation but assess your matter as to whether we can assist.
If you want to be provided with specific advice about your rights and entitlements then we recommend you book the 1 hour consultation which we charge at $440.00 per hour (including GST). 1 hour is usually sufficient time to deal with all preliminary issues and questions you may have.
Accredited Specialists (Family Law):
Accredited Specialists in Family Law are recognised to have extensive experience and have successfully completed an advanced, peer reviewed assessment program specific to Family Law.
At Hartley Healy we have four Accredited Family Law Specialists; Brett Hartley, Joe Healy, Beata Leszczuk, and Debra Effeney. Specialists who are highly regarded for their expertise, experience, and professional knowledge in Family Law. Our other family law solicitors are also prepared to undertake study towards achieving their Specialist Accreditation.
We can work with people from any location so this is not an issue. If you are located in Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine we are able to offer face to face consultations. If you are outside these locations within Australia or overseas, we are mostly happy to contact you via telephone or online. Please contact us for more information and book your online consultation.