The family law practitioners at CLO Lawyers understand the emotional distress, confusion and financial hardship that often follows relationship breakdown. The added complexity of negotiating a financial settlement can make that difficult situation feel overwhelming.
The property settlement process involves an assessment of the respective financial positions (past, current and future) of each party and determines any necessary ‘adjustment’ to the ownership or distribution of assets and liabilities to achieve a division of property that is ‘just and equitable’.
The CLO Lawyers referral network of financial planners, accountants and valuers can be engaged to assist with this process if required.
The family law practitioners at CLO Lawyers understand the emotional distress, confusion and financial hardship that often follows relationship breakdown. The added emotion relating to parenting arrangements for the children, including financial support and living and visiting schedules, can significantly increase that anxiety. It can feel overwhelming.
The CLO Lawyers family law team are experienced in guiding you through the challenges you may now be facing as you negotiate appropriate parenting arrangements for your children. In parenting disputes, children always come first so we guide you to advance the interests of the children over competing considerations. At the outset, we will introduce you to the CLO Lawyers referral network of psychologists and counsellors, and encourage you to reach a negotiated settlement through therapy and counselling.
The Commonwealth Department of Human Services administers all child support arrangements and is responsible for undertaking assessments to determine the amount of support to be provided taking into account incomes, the number of children and their living arrangements.
There is a quick child support estimator on the website of the Department of Human Services – Child Support which you can use to get a general idea of what your obligation (or entitlement) will be.