Family Law

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We can provide advice across the complete spectrum of family law matters. We understand that the breakdown of a relationship can be incredibly stressful and that dealing with the legal ramifications may be daunting.

Our experienced family law solicitor is compassionate, will listen to you and provide advice that is appropriate to your circumstances.

Our firm can also manage in house all conveyancing and wills and estate planning matters that may arise. We can also connect you with our network of accountants, financial planners, buyer advocates, and superannuation specialists as required.

We can assist with the following family law matters:

• Binding Financial Agreements
• Pre Marriage or Defacto/Domestic Relationship
• During Marriage or Defacto Relationships
• After Divorce or Separation

• Divorce or relationship breakdowns, including:
• Property settlements;
• Child arrangements; and
• Superannuation splits

• Spousal Maintenance
• Post-separation and divorce disputes.

For you to divorce from your spouse, you must be married for at least 2 years and have been separated for 1 year (subject to some exclusions).

Our Family Lawyer

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Chris Henderson


At Phillips & Wilkins, Chris practices in the areas of Family Law, Conveyancing and Property Law. Chris always listens carefully to his clients and has…

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What is a financial agreement?

Before, during and after a marriage or de-facto relationship, a financial agreement can be drawn up between parties that direct the parties as to how property is to be apportioned in the event of separation. Often referred to as a ‘binding financial agreement’, it can only be binding if the strict requirements pursuant to the Family Law Act are followed. Do you have a query as to whether your agreement is binding? Contact us now.

What happens to jointly owned assets at death?

There are many reasons why partnerships end, retirement, illness, sale of the business, death or a breakdown in the relationship between the partners.The best time to decide on how to transfer a business between partners or how to bring in new partners at the beginning of a partnership when relationships are good and agreement easy to reach.

When can I get divorced?

For you to divorce from your spouse, you must be married for at least 2 years and have been separated for 1 year. If you meet this criterion, an application can be made to the Family Law Court. There are possible exceptions to the 2 year marriage requirement and separation for which we can advise you on. We can assist with any divorce related inquiry.


One of our Family Lawyers will contact you for a free chat about your legal requirements.