Our family law team has a wealth of experience assisting clients dealing with a full range of simple to very complex property law matters, parenting disputes, intervention orders and criminal charges.
Members of the team include Senior Lawyer Richard Hamilton, Lawyer Mei Ngo, Lawyer Caron Easton and paralegal Stacey Raphael.
We regularly deal with helping people going through a separation to obtain an outcome that they are happy with both in relation to property and parenting matters. We deal with complex intermingled trust and company issues, but also help with working out how the family home and your superannuation can be best protected, or fairly apportioned between parties.
We often provide advice to clients at the beginning of relationships to help them achieve better asset protection structures, or to ensure that they have clarity about what would happen in the unlikely event of a separation. Often, we draft financial agreements, or ‘pre nups’ in these situation.
Our team also deals with all types of divorce, spousal maintenance, intervention order and breach of intervention order matters. We have an extensive network of referrers who can also assist you with taxation advice, further financial planning, or more complex criminal matters.
The Nevett Ford Melbourne difference is that we genuinely believe in putting our client’s experience of the legal system and our service as a priority. This means we are open and transparent with you about the process, and the cost, of our service and the family law.
We are able to provide advice in English, French and some Malay, and we have in-house translators for Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking clients.
Some of the topics we've written about
- Jul 29, 2019 Weight of Family Violence in Property Cases Jul 29, 2019
- Jun 25, 2019 Family Law and the Bank of Mum and Dad Jun 25, 2019
- Apr 11, 2019 I’m going through a property division - should I quit my job to get more? Apr 11, 2019
- Mar 18, 2019 New App to track family violence Mar 18, 2019
- Feb 3, 2019 Significance of Abiding by Property Orders Feb 3, 2019
- Jan 9, 2019 Forever young? Valuations and family law Jan 9, 2019
- Dec 11, 2018 Were you in a de facto relationship? Dec 11, 2018
- Oct 17, 2018 Who stays in the home? Oct 17, 2018
- Sep 18, 2018 “Pet-Nups” - who keeps the pet? Sep 18, 2018
- Sep 11, 2018 Family Reports in Parenting Matters Sep 11, 2018
- Aug 15, 2018 Divorcing Over 50 – The Grey Divorce Aug 15, 2018
- May 30, 2018 Family law Courts to be restructured, given new name May 30, 2018
- May 18, 2018 Adoption Visa – Australia (Subclass 102 visa) May 18, 2018
- May 9, 2018 Is your Recovery Order Application warranted? May 9, 2018
- Apr 5, 2018 Same Sex Parenting Apr 5, 2018
- Feb 26, 2018 File an application immediately if your child is relocated away from you Feb 26, 2018
- Jan 22, 2018 Don't assume your partner will get half of your asset's increase in value! Jan 22, 2018
- Dec 8, 2017 Australia said YES......to same sex marriage, and also same sex divorce! Dec 8, 2017
- Dec 4, 2017 Pre-nups - Worth it or not? Dec 4, 2017
- Nov 3, 2017 The Importance of Making a Will after Separation Nov 3, 2017
- Oct 12, 2017 To Appeal or Not to Appeal, That is the Question Oct 12, 2017
- Jul 26, 2017 Myths of Child Support Jul 26, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 Would you sign a prenup if your fiance threatened to cancel the wedding? Jun 28, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 Be careful what you pay for – creating a pattern of dependence Jun 28, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 Husband’s Business Suddenly Gains Value Post Settlement – What’s a Wife to do? Jun 28, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 Risks in delaying property settlements Jun 28, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 The Nuts and Bolts of a Property Claim in a De Facto Relationship under the Family Law Act Jun 28, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 Partner Visa (Australia) – Married or De Facto Jun 28, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 Binding Financial Agreements (BFA) Jun 28, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 Preventing unlawful removal of children from Australia Jun 28, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 Protect Your Family’s Investment Jun 28, 2017
- Jun 28, 2017 What is urgency for parenting cases? Jun 28, 2017