Divorce Lawyers Ipswich

Our Ipswich divorce lawyers can support you in navigating the applications, settlements, and parenting arrangements involved in divorce. We know it’s a highly stressful time, we’ll do our best to lower stress and make the process simpler.

Experienced, Supportive Divorce Lawyers in Ipswich

Looking for a divorce lawyer Ipswich? We’re highly experienced in supporting separated couples through the legal process of divorce. At Ipswich Family Law, we have a big focus on client care. It means we’ll communicate transparently with you, always using language you can understand — we know legal jargon can be confusing. We’ll update you throughout the process, so you know what to expect next too.

When you partner with your Ipswich Family Law divorce lawyer, you’ll always speak directly to your lawyer. Not their assistant or a junior lawyer. We’ll give you all the guidance, advice, and support you need to navigate the divorce process.

Book a Consultation

Our $150 in-depth consultation is an initial consultation where we will discuss your situation in detail and provide thorough advice on the next steps you should take to resolve your matter.

10 Minute Free Telephone Consultation

Or, you can get a free 10 minute phone consultation to find if our services suit your specific needs

Mediation for Divorced Couples

As experienced divorce lawyers, we’re big believers in working to keep matters out of court. It keeps your legal fees down and it also encourages a more balanced conversation between the two parties. Once matters do go to court, parties will tend to become entrenched in their positions and it’s more difficult to come to mutually beneficial agreements. Not to mention the increase in cost. Mediation is less stressful and typically has better success for everyone involved. It’s a first step worth taking in your divorce. Of course, if the situation escalates, our lawyers will support you through the court process.

Property Settlement Divorce Lawyers

Our Ipswich divorce lawyers are highly experienced in working with couples to settle property disputes and navigate property settlements. A common misconception about dividing your property following divorce, is that your property will be split 50/50. The law actually works to protect both parties and set them up for success following divorce. It means that your assets are split according to needs as well as who contributed what.

The future requirements of both parties in the divorce are considered. So, if one party is primary carer of the children, the family home may go to them in the settlement. Our property settlement lawyers will work with both parties to come to an equitable settlement.

Divorce Lawyers for Custody & Children Matters

Divorce proceedings can be a highly stressful time for the couple divorcing, as well as their children. There are a range of considerations and arrangements around parenting and who’ll care for the children following divorce. This can result in a lot of stress as well as discontent in both parties. Our experienced divorce lawyers can support couples through custody arrangements and children matters.

Parenting Plans

Where possible, we highly recommend creating a parenting plan or consent order through mediation, rather than taking custody matters to court. This is firstly because mediation is thousands of dollars cheaper than court proceedings. Secondly though, parenting plans or consent orders offer better flexibility for everyone involved, while removing that very serious and stressful aspect of court.

Book a Consultation

Our $150 in-depth consultation is an initial consultation where we will discuss your situation in detail and provide thorough advice on the next steps you should take to resolve your matter.

10 Minute Free Telephone Consultation

Or, you can get a free 10 minute phone consultation to find if our services suit your specific needs

Divorce Lawyer FAQs

Generally speaking, you will most likely need a lawyer. When it comes to divorce, it is possible to navigate without a lawyer. However, where children or high value assets and property are involved, the wise choice is to partner with a lawyer. If nasty disagreements, highly tense emotions, or cases of violence are involved, you should seek a lawyer. Lawyers are able to act on your behalf with your best interests in mind. Partnering with a lawyer will protect you.

In the Australian Family Law Court, property is a broad term for the assets you shared. This includes those obvious items: houses, cars, furniture, those sorts of physical property. It extends to shares, superannuation, any relevant inheritances, and assets that were owned prior to the marriage.

In Australian law, the division of assets is based on need and contribution. Need may be calculated by each party’s future ability to work and earn money, who will take care of the children, as well as other considerations like age and health. Contribution refers to who worked, earned money, and paid for the assets. It also refers to non-monetary contributions, like caring for the children and maintaining the home. It can be difficult to say who will get which assets in divorce until both parties’ needs and contributions have been considered.

Following separation or divorce, one party may not have access to or the ability to earn the funds to cover their reasonable expenses. According to the Family Law Act, spouses have the responsibility to financially support the other party in this circumstance. This responsibility may continue for a substantial period of time.

Following a minimum separation period of 12 months, you may apply for divorce. Once you’ve applied for divorce, and if the court finds there’s no likelihood you’ll rekindle your marriage, you can expect an average period of three to four months. However, this depends on mediation and court timeframes, as well as how straightforward your specific case is.

No. The Australian Family Law Court determines property settlements on a case by case basis. These settlements involve a number of considerations. Who contributed what financially? Who contributed what to the family home? Who will be caring for the children moving forward? What’s their earning potential? The court will consider a comprehensive range of circumstances specific to your situation.

About our Ipswich Divorce Lawyers

We’re lawyers with a commitment to our clients. We work to keep matters out of court to keep more money in your pocket. Our lawyers will try to make the process as simple and as pleasant as it can be. Divorce is often expensive, time consuming, and stressful, without the struggles that come with the breakdown of a marriage. So, we work to offer you support, empathy, and guidance at every stage of the process.

Book a Consultation

Our $150 in-depth consultation is an initial consultation where we will discuss your situation in detail and provide thorough advice on the next steps you should take to resolve your matter.

10 Minute Free Telephone Consultation

Or, you can get a free 10 minute phone consultation to find if our services suit your specific needs

We’re currently open for in-person consultations as well as telephone consults and video chats.